Sunday, September 24, 2023

Here’s What You Need

Your practice is more than you think. Every artist must establish their ways of working, the rhythms that dictate their days, weeks, months, years – and yet many artists do not realize that in order to take the next step toward professional art, that practice must expand. A part of your daily routine must be seeking out and applying for opportunities such as grants, residencies and exhibitions. This will not only enrich your personal artistic experience, but it will help build your network and your resume. Here are a few to get you started.

Santa Fe Art Institute is accepting applications for the 2024 Sovereignty Residency, which, in their own words: “calls for artistic and creative engagement at the multiple intersections of sovereignty as it pertains to the individual, jurisdictions, systems, and society as a whole.” Proposals should reflect a “creative call to action and challenge imperial and colonial concepts of sovereignty that have laid claim to land and personhood.” For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline is April 9.

Applications are currently open for SOMA Summer in Mexico. This program is an intensive three-week residency for artistic inquiry. Open to international artists, curators, critics and art historians, SOMA Summer 2023 will focus on a critical approach to the notion of diversity and its implications. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline is April 9.

A Studio in the Woods invites proposals for Rising: Climate in Crisis Residencies. As we face the climate crisis, artists are asked to help guide our collective response while imparting wisdom, integrity, optimism and humor. To learn more about the concept and expectations of this residency, visit the website. Deadline for applications is April 10.

Praxis Center believes that every artist has the chance to build a career, it is simply a matter of possessing the right tools of the trade. Like any profession, you can not proceed if you don’t know how. That’s where we come in. We offer the resources and skills you need to take that next step toward becoming a professional artist.

Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis for Aesthetics. He has written six books for artists, most recently Making it in the Art World.


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