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Do You Recognize Opportunity When You See It?

Opportunity abounds – if you know where to look for it. The life of a career artist can be an uphill battle, but there absolutely are so many ways to advance your career and enrich your practice. Whether you are looking for funding, experiential gains, or the chance to be included in an exhibition, it takes a resolve to make the search part of your regular routine and never be daunted when the answer is no – and I promise it will often be no. Keep going. There are ways to succeed. Here are a few to get you started.

Texas A&M University’s School of Performance, Visualization, and Fine Arts introduces its inaugural New Work Development Artist Residency. Crossing disciplinary boundaries, it incubates innovative art. Founded on interdisciplinary units like Dance Science and Visualization, the residency fosters creative synergy. Artists receive a $10,000 stipend, lodging, resources, and student collaboration. For more information, visit the website. Deadline for applications is March 15.

The Kala Art Institute Fellowship offers residencies to artists worldwide across various mediums. Six recipients receive a $3,000 stipend, access to facilities, classes, and a gallery show. Submissions are juried by art professionals, including Berkeley Art Museum’s senior curator. Special programs support parent artists. Visit the website for more information. Application deadline is March 15.

The Bayard Rustin Residency at Penington Friends House in NYC offers a one-year opportunity for BIPOC activists addressing systemic racism. Rooted in Quaker values, the residency provides room and board, emphasizing community engagement and collaboration. Applicants needn’t be Quaker but should align with Quaker principles. For more information, visit the website. Deadline for applications is April 1.

Praxis Center is dedicated to helping artists advance their practice, their understanding of the art world and their careers. We gather experts from around the field to give you the knowledge and resources you need to move forward with confidence. Give Praxis a try and see how far we can take you.

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 Succeed with Social Media Like a Creative Genius.


Photo credit: Texas A&M University School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts




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