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Do You Have What It Takes?

Opportunity is around every corner – this phrase may seem ridiculous when thought of in the context of the art world, but it’s true. If you know where to look, and if you’re not afraid to put yourself out there (and face rejection) you absolutely will find outlets for your art, your practice, your personal enrichment, funding and more. Here are few to get you started.

The Living Art Museum in Iceland invites artists to apply for an autumn 2023 exhibition. In their own words:

“Special emphasis is placed on collaboration, process and conversation. Artists are invited to apply on the basis of their own work and artistic process, instead of submitting a pre-defined exhibition proposal. When reviewing applications, the board of The Living Art Museum selects up to five artists to work together on the museum’s autumn exhibition in 2023, and therefore applicants have to be open to collaboration with other artists.

For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is August 31.

Arte Laguna Prize is open for submissions. Described as “the world’s most influential competition for artists and designers,” Arte Laguna has a 17-year history of showcasing and promoting creative talent. For more information and to submit your work, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is September 1.

Photography 4 Humanity seeks the best climate justice photography. Their 2022 global contest is focused on climate change as a human rights issue, and they seek images that demonstrate those impacted by the escalating crisis including climate refugees, the very young, the very old, people living with disability or injury, people living in poverty, indigenous people, islanders and women. For more information about this competition, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is September 1.

Praxis Center believes that artists have the ability to reach great heights – if they know what tools they need to get there. We travel every step of the way on artists’ journey toward the career they’ve always dreamed of, offering the skills and resources needed to build a strong professional foundation. Give Praxis a try today and see how far it takes you.

Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis for Aesthetics. He has written six books for artists, most recently Making it in the Art World.

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