You have the power to change your life. You and only you. Every day when you wake up, you get to decide what to do with the time you are given. Will today be the day you decide to take the next step, or perhaps even a great leap to move your artistic career forward? There are no shortage of opportunities to provide you with life-altering experience. It’s up to you to grab hold and make the most of them. Read on for three opportunities that just might change your life.
AiR 351 in Portugal invites artists to apply for the Gulbenkian grant which supports recipients during the AiR 351 residency period. Residency period lasts three months during which time artists receive a $1000 euro stipend to help cover living costs. Travel grants for those traveling from Europe or outside of Europe are also available. For more details and to read about the program, visit the AiR 351 site. Deadline for applications is March 15.
Copper Leg Art Residency in Estonia is accepting applications. There is a 500 euro materials stipend as well as shared studio, darkroom, co-working space and installation space. The residency can accommodate 2-3 artists per residency period and is located about 15 minutes drive from Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia. To learn more and to apply, visit the Copper Leg website. Deadline for applications is March 31.
Access Arts in Columbia, Missouri offers live in and non live in residencies. All participating artists receive studio space in exchange for 10-15 hours of service work during the residency period. Access Arts is a learning institution and many of the classes are taught by the artists in the residency program. Residencies vary based upon available programs. Presently Access Arts is accepting applications for those interested in residency in painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, photography and digital video production. For more information, visit the Access Arts website. Rolling deadlines.
At Praxis Center we believe strongly in the power of each individual to write their own destiny. We know that art is certainly not the path of least resistance, but if you are willing to make bold choices you will find that there are so many ways to achieve your dreams. When you sign up for just $40/month, you unlock so many doors. We offer you the skills – and the confidence – you need to reach your highest potential.
Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis Center for Aesthetics. He has written six books for artists; Making it in the Art World, New Markets for Artists, The Art World Demystified, Fund Your Dreams Like a Creative Genius, Sell Online Like a Creative Genius and the forthcoming Succeed with Social Media Like a Creative Genius.
Signed and doodled copies of these books can be purchased from Praxis Center.
Photo credit: AiR 351