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Get Something for Nothing

You work hard for every cent. The life of an artist is one that is often filled with tremendous output and little return. That’s why it is important to source as many opportunities without fee where you can submit your work for consideration for publication, residency, competition and more. While it is true that in order to receive you must sometimes give, there is much to be said for those applications that can be sent without a single dollar leaving your sight. Read on for three such opportunities.

The Association Noarte Paese Museo and the ATI SanSperArte Paese Museo, in cooperation with the City Council of San Sperate and Fundecao Bienale de Arte de Cerveira invite artists to apply for the Editorial Illustration Award. Artists from around the world are invited to apply. There is no age restriction and it is free to enter this competition. The winner receives a cash prize, publication of work and the opportunity to illustrate a book. For further information and to enter, visit the website. Deadline is November 30.

Artists with an EU passport who work in a field of digital art are invited to apply for residency with European Media Art Platform’s European Media Artists Residence in Exchange. Residency periods last for two months and are held in two separate time frames during the year – from April to August or January to May. There is no fee to apply. For more details, and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is December 2.

Al-Tiba9 Art Magazine, an independent, artist-run publication showcasing experimental, progressive and contemporary art, invites artists to submit their work for the upcoming issue. Artists from around the world are welcome to submit their work and there is no fee. Artists may submit one or many works at a time. To learn more, and to submit your work, visit the website. Deadline is December 31.

Praxis Center believes that artists are some of the hardest working people in the world. They deserve the chance to get their work in front of the masses without having to pay for every single opportunity under the sun. We bring you a wide range of opportunities, many of which are available for application with no fee. You work hard and your submissions should work hard for you – without being hard on your bank account.

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: Al-Tiba9 Art Magazine

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