Thursday, June 13, 2024

Get Out There!

It can feel intimidating to put your work – and yourself – out into the great wide world. But for artists, this form of daring is par for the course. Will everybody like what you have to offer? Nope. And you know what? That’s OK.  anyway. And will you land every opportunity you go out for? Far from it. SHould you let these things stop you? Absolutely not.

Princeton Arts Fellowships award funding “to artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise in any area of artistic practice and teaching.” For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline is September 12.

Applications are open for Monson Arts’ residency program supporting emerging and established artists with time and space to develop their practice. Residencies run two or four weeks with a small cohort for each cycle. To learn more and apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is September 15.

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts fellows, in their own words, “are selected by peer review on the basis of professional achievement or promise of achievement in their respective fields…Panelists undergo periodic review and rotate regularly to ensure VCCA admission decisions are guided by high caliber artists who represent a diversity of styles and tastes.” To learn more, visit the website.

Praxis Center respects that it is difficult to find the courage to start putting yourself out there. That’s why we’re here. We work with artists to demystify the art world, to help you navigate like a pro, and to cast away the fears that too often hold people back from reaching their potential.


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: Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

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