Sunday, December 3, 2023

Feeling Overwhelmed?

An art career is a diverse experience. On one hand, you are pursuing the passion you have held, in many cases, over a lifetime. And yet, there is more to it than simply putting brush to canvas, clay to wheel, image to film or any number of other mediums within which artists operate. There is a very practical and important component to a successful art career, and that is the ability to seek out those opportunities that will carry you forward. Here are a few to get you started.

Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants provide one-time funds of up to $5,000 to artists facing unexpected medical, dental and mental health care needs. For more information, including eligibility requirements, and to apply, visit the website. No deadline.

Institute of Contemporary Arts San Francisco announces that their program Meantime has returned. In their own words:

“ICA SF is thrilled to announce we are bringing back Meantime, activations of the museum with workshops, performances, and pop-ups for July & August 2023, and expanding the program to include artist residencies and educational workshops.”

For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for proposals is May 21.

The Studio Museum in Harlem announces applications for residency. This opportunity includes an 11-month residency for three local, national or international artists working in any media. In their own words:

“Proposed as a founding initiative in 1968, the Artist in Residence program has earned The Studio Museum in Harlem recognition for its catalytic role in advancing the work of visual artists of African and Afro-Latinx descent.”

For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is May 22.

Praxis Center recognizes that there is a great deal of work put into any successful art career. We know that some of that work feels overwhelming and we are here to help. Whether you need a boost to write your biography or artist statement, coaching to make connections with galleries, or any number of other bits and pieces that, together, make up a rich career, our experts – and a community of peers – are here to support you every step of the way.

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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