During a time such as this, priorities can begin to shift. What was once a productive lifestyle is subject to the inertia of continued lock down. There is absolutely nothing wrong with slowing down during this time, giving yourself permission to be less productive or not at all productive. But as an artist with a career in your hands, you must consider the path forward. Make every effort to continue to see a way forward – seek out and pursue opportunities for now and opportunities for later.
The Science Gallery invites artists to submit work to their current open call. In their own words: “Science Gallery Bengaluru seeks interactive, participatory works for CONTAGION, an exhibition that explores the phenomenon of the transmission of emotions, behaviours, and diseases. Keywords : Ripple Effect, Social Contagion, Quarantine, Group Behaviors, Networks, Infectious.” For more information, visit the website. Deadline is May 30.
Envision Arts invites artists to submit work to their open call for Artist of the Month. This is an opportunity for emerging artists to have a month-long virtual exhibition as well as a feature in Envision Arts Magazine. This is a juried arts competition. For full details, visit the website. Deadline for June exhibition call is May 31.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has extended the deadline for their call for applications to the International Fund for Cultural Diversity. The IFCD finances initiatives that stimulate creative and cultural industries in developing countries. For a more complete picture of the criteria as well as a comprehensive list of eligible countries, visit the website. The deadline for applications is June 16.
Praxis Center is here. We support artists in their endeavors with expert advice, peer support and a vibrant community of mutual understanding and ambition. During this time our artists have been connecting virtually through our weekly round table discussions as well as enjoying webinars from experts in various fields and polishing their professional documents such as artist biographies and statements. We offer a nurturing environment to help you and your career grow. See you in the virtual classroom.
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In these uncertain times, our first responsibility is assuring staff, their families and our entire art community is safe. We hope to turn the page on this devastating virus and return to normalcy soon. In the meantime, we continue sharing educational resources and have developed new Facebook Live events, providing an informal and intimate opportunity to meet artists and engage in topics we all love. Follow the GOLDEN Facebook page to join!
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: UNESCO