It’s crunch time, friends. The end of the year fast approaches and the time for planning out the new year is right now. There is a multitude of opportunities waiting for you to fill the coming year with growth and success, but it is up to you to put in the time and the effort to make them a reality. Does that mean you will receive every grant, residency and open call you put your name to? No way! Is that a reason not to try? Of course not! As a professional artist, you must expect the usual pitfalls that come with applying to competitive opportunities but know that the ones that are right for you are out there. With some determination – and a thick-ish skin – you will reach your goals. Read on for a few to get you started.
Elsewhere Funded Family Residency in Paonia, Colorado is currently accepting applications. Four artists will be chosen to complete a 10 day residency that includes a $1000 stipend that can be used for childcare, bills, travel/material costs or for summer camp fees in the area for children. Families will be housed in one of a few spaces and two families will overlap during the residency period giving the opportunity for collaboration, shared childcare/meals and more. For complete details, visit the website. Deadline for applications is December 17.
Tilt Institute is seeking photographers for a month-long residency. While the duration of residency is set, the timing is flexible. The goals of the program are to nurture and assist talented, self-directed and committed artists in the creation of work through financial support, access to high-end facilities and proper technical assistance and education. Accepted artists receive a $2,500 honorarium, a $1,000 credit to be used for ink usage fees and paper, and more. For full details and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is December 17.
The David Prize seeks visionary New Yorkers. In their own words:
“The David Prize is a celebration of individuals and ideas to create a better, brighter New York City. Open to any individual working in the five boroughs, the Prize welcomes those with the grit and vision to change our communities, our culture and our future for good.”
If you believe you might be right for the David Prize, visit the website for more information. Deadline is December 21.
Praxis Center was founded on the principle that every artist has the capacity to achieve great things. Our team is here to assist you along the way, bringing world-class knowledge to your fingertips and helping equip you with the skills you need to succeed. Give us a try and see how far Praxis can take you.
The intentions of the program are to assist talented, self-directed and committed artists in the creation of work by providing necessary financial support, access to high-end facilities and proper technical assistance and education. Our hope is to create an inclusive and transformative experience that enriches the individual artist and the communities they represent.
Accepted artists receive the following:
- a $2,500 honorarium
- a $1,000 credit to be applied to ink usage fees and paper
- printer and scanner hourly rental fees waived for TILT’s Artist Lab
- if necessary, a $1,000 stipend for travel and/or housing
Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis 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.
Photo credit: Elsewhere Studios