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How To Achieve The Next Phase

Opportunity doesn’t always present itself, often we must seek it out. For artists, this is especially true. There are abundant ways to enrich your career and your practice, but you must dedicate time to finding and securing those avenues that can advance you in the direction you dream of going. Whether you’re looking for residency, funding, education or more, it is up to you as a solo practitioner and the author of your own destiny to target the opportunities that align with your ultimate goals. Here are a few to get you started.

IG Rote Fabrik in Zurich, Switzerland invites international artists to apply for residency. This program offers the following:

  • Integration within a cultural center
  • Regular exchange with other local artists, cultural workers and studio users at Rote Fabrik
  • The support of a person in charge, appointed by IG Rote Fabrik
  • A working environment in which one feels secure and challenged, due to the presence of many other artists and cultural workers
  • Appropriate infrastructure as agreed upon and according to availability
  • Press and public relations work
  • Opportunities to present work in the work studio in Rote Fabrik
  • Accommodation in the city of Zurich

For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is August 15.

The Centre for the Less Good Idea in South Africa in partnership with Leipzig International Art Programme invites South African-based artists to apply for a three-month collaborative print-making residency in Leipzig, Germany. For full details, visit the website. Deadline for applications is August 23.

The Prince Claus Mentorship program in partnership with the Goeth Institute is a year-long interdisciplinary program that creates space for artists and cultural practitioners to explore critical artistic practices on the intersection of arts and environmentalism. Emerging artists interested in exploring the climate crisis we find ourselves facing are encouraged to apply. For more information visit the website. Deadline for applications is August 26.

Praxis Center supports artists at every stage of their careers. Whether you are just starting out or are an established artist looking for a next step, we have the tools you need to build or adapt. Our suite of courses, team of experts and community of peer are all waiting for you, so why not take the first step toward the next phase of your career today.


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. His book, Making it in the Art World, is available now with bonus content here.

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