Keep at it. No matter what anyone says, you can do this. Art as a career is not an easy path, but it is absolutely a possible path. There will be moments along the way when you second guess yourself, moments when you’re told to find something else – something more traditional and lucrative. Only you know your true passion.
Moab Arts Reuse Residency invites artists to apply for an experience in which today’s waste-making culture is challenged through the intersection of art, community and waste systems. To learn more, visit the website. Deadline for applications is October 31.
apex art invites artists, curators and other professionals to an open call to turn their ideas into exhibitions. “Winning proposals become part of apexart’s next exhibition season and receive funding and staff support. apexart is not a granting organization-all exhibitions are part of apexart’s programming.” For more information and to submit your ideas, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is October 31.
The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA), in their own words: “offers funding to support community-centered arts and culture projects and to recognize outstanding local artists. Applications are accepted from individual artists, artist collectives, and non-profit arts and community organizations for projects in a wide variety of disciplines, including dance, film/video/media, folk arts, interdisciplinary arts, literary arts, multi-disciplinary projects, music, opera, theater, visual arts/crafts, and others. Emerging and pre-professional artists, women, the disabled, artists of color, members of the LGBTQ community and other under-represented individuals or organizations are encouraged to apply.” For more details, visit the website. Deadline for applications is October 31.
Praxis Center believes in artists. We know there are lots of twists in the path, and we know that many will stand in your way – often thinking they have your best interests in mind. But we also know – and we know this for a fact because we’ve seen it again and again – that with the right skills and resources, a career in art is possible.
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: Moab Arts Residency