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Al Kahn Lagoon in Sharjah, UAE

The world is full of opportunities if you know where to look. As an artists, the only thing truly holding you back is your own willingness to compete, to stick your neck out and take a risk. You will not win the first competition you enter. You will not be selected for the first residency you apply to. But eventually you will begin to see that persistence pays off. The right opportunity for you will come along and you will be ready for it. Below are a handful of programs currently accepting submissions, perhaps one of them is just right for you.

Korea Ceramic Foundation invites artists to submit their work for consideration for the 10th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale. Artists from all over the world are invited to submit both artistic and practical works made from clay or with the theme of clay. Substantial cash prizes are available to the grand prize winner as well as a few others. For more information, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is October 31.

Apexart is accepting proposals for group exhibitions. Artists, curators, writers and creative individuals of all types are invited to submit their ideas for consideration. The selection process is anonymous and randomized so that each proposal receives equal attention. Submissions are crowd sourced with a jury of over 300 individuals from a wide variety of professional backgrounds. It is important to note that proposals cannot exceed 500 words in order to be considered. All experience levels are welcome to apply. For further information and to submit a proposal, visit the website. Deadline is October 31.

Curators from around the world are invited to apply for Sharjah Art Foundation’s Air Arabia Curator in Residence Call. Selected curators will travel to Sharjah, UAE for residency. During their time there they will research and use travel grant money to fly to anywhere that Air Arabia travels in order to further their research. While selected curators will benefit from institutional support and technical expertise, they will offer the community enrichment through their work during this period. For complete details and to apply, visit the website. Deadline is November 1.

Praxis Center helps you reach for the stars while also making sure you remain grounded. We know that you won’t get every grant you ask for, exhibition you submit to, or patron to write to. But we also know that with a little bit of persistence, you absolutely will. And what’s more, we know that once you start down the road of incorporating applications into your daily routine, they will feel easier and easier the more you complete. Join Praxis today for just $40/month and learn how our courses can work for you. There’s no reason to wait, as they say, he who hesitates is lost. Well, in this case, he (or she) who hesitates will never win.

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