Have You Crossed Borders?

The art world is international. It knows no borders, it traverses the globe and includes all in its path. Fittingly, many art opportunities are open to citizens of the entire globe. In this way, cultural exchange facilitates expanded horizons across many nations. As a working artist, it behooves you to expand your own horizons as much as possible. Soak in other cultures and be free with your own. Spread your artistic wings and let them take you around the world. Read on for some truly international opportunities.

Kai Art Center in Tallinn, Estonia invites artists to apply for its inaugural residency period. Residency lasts from two to four weeks and participating artists are invited to indulge in all of Kai Art Center’s activities and resources. This nascent art center will host several exhibitions per year and is located in the Nobelessner area of the city, known for its cultural vibrancy. All costs, including travel to and from Tallinn, will be covered by Kai Art Center. For full details and to apply, visit the website. Deadline is August 1.

Arts Council Tokyo announces a call for the Tokyo Tokyo Festival grant open to artists from around the world. Those chosen will receive up to 20 million JPY and will be a part of the 2020 Tokyo Tokyo Festival. This is an exciting opportunity open to artists both within Japan and internationally. To learn more and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is August 1.

Submissions are now open for the V International Skylight Prize for Illustration. Illustrators from around the world are invited to submit their work. The winner will receive a monetary prize (calculated in Colombian pesos) to develop their illustrations into a book which the sponsor of this prize, Tragaluz Editores, will publish. This year’s theme is The House. For full details and to apply, visit the website. Deadline is August 15.

Praxis Center is proud to be an international organization. Our artists live in every corner of the world and are no strangers to travel for their passion and careers. We know that cultural exchange is imperative in order to form a more complete world view that can inform your practice and so we make it our business to provide you with opportunities that cross all borders, explore every land. When you join us, you join this international community and right away you begin to see that art is truly the language of all nations.

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: Tragaluz editores

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