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Here’s How To Get Through A Long Winter

I won’t mince words – it is looking like the winter ahead could be long and dark. As illness continues to spike around the world, we face perhaps another period of much stronger isolation than we have experience in recent months. Do not despair. Perhaps this time can be used to line up plans for when the world can once again emerge from the difficulties of a global pandemic. Use this time to seek out opportunities, keep your hope alive and work toward a brighter tomorrow.

The Forge Fellowship is intended for “artists, creators, makers, entrepreneurs, revolutionaries, and idea-havers like you.” Currently accepting applications for the 2021 cycle, the fellowship offers the chance to learn and grow your practice and art career. For details, visit the website. Deadline for applications is November 23.

Arts Center East is currently accepting submissions for its annual photography exhibit. This opportunity is open to all artists age 18 and older. All forms of photography are considered including film, digital manipulation, Polaroid and more. For full details and to submit your work, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is December 27.

Banff Centre is a place I have often written about here. As we head into the winter, and our movements may perhaps be more restricted, this is a resource for artists that is not only wide-ranging but is currently offering some virtual enrichment. Take time to explore their website, familiarize yourself with the programming and join the mailing list. Banff is a spectacular resource for artists in many ways and during this protracted time of isolation, perhaps a window on the world we eagerly anticipate returning to.

Praxis Center is committed to creating a community for artists where they can not only receive expert assistance but also network with colleagues and peers. This is always an important facet of an artist’s career, but perhaps now more than ever the opportunity to reach out to others, even digitally, is more critical than ever before. Join us today and find not only a way forward in your art career, but a community to keep you afloat come what may.

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.


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