Momentum is important when you are building a career on your own. Once you start moving, it is critically important that you keep it up, front-loading opportunities down the road and making sure that you are planning your next steps. An artist’s practice is the lifeblood of their craft, but building in time to seek out what’s next in terms of advancing other aspects of their career is arguably as important. Below find three opportunities to help you keep your artistic momentum moving.
The Harpo Foundation invites self-defined under-recognized visual artists to apply for grant funding. Awards are made based on quality of the artist’s work, potential to expand aesthetic inquiry and the relationship to the foundation’s priority to support artists who are under-recognized in the field. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is April 30.
Not Real Art invites visual artists who are 21 years of age or older and residing in the U.S. or Canada to apply for one of six grants in the amount of $2000 each. Grants are intended to empower the practice of artists and are decided based on submitted work. Artists should be prepared to submit at least three and no more than five examples of their work. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is May 1.
In their own words: The Bushwick Starr, in collaboration with Whitney White, invites US-based artists to submit work within the mediums of: video, design, photography, painting, drawing, and other visual forms, speaking to the themes of Black women’s mental, physical, and sexual health. These pieces will accompany an installation production of DEFINITION by Whitney White to be held in summer of 2021 at the Mercury Store in New York City. This initiative is an effort to expand artistic opportunities limited by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is May 20.
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Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis 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.