Here we are at the threshold of year’s end and what a year it has been. Humanity as a whole has a lot to process from 2020 and artists are some of the best catalysts for understanding and healing. Art helps crystallize thoughts and emotions, gives form to those things we cannot necessarily articulate and offers up these pieces of the mind and heart for all to see. But to do this takes time and to have time means you must have a means of living. That’s where grants and funding come in. Read on for opportunities to receive funding for your work.
Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism offers funding to artists and artist-journalist teams producing innovative and revelatory work for major media outlets. The center is founded on the principle that artists are central in the invention and design of our shared future as well as critical in shifting public debate. Funds are intended for work related to journalistic projects such as research, travel or any other expenses a media outlet might not be able to cover. For more information, visit the website. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Artists responding to COVID-19 and its implications for human rights defenders, activism and shrinking civic and political space may be eligible for funding from University of York Centre of Applied Human Rights which as created a fund for “Arctivists” (Artist + Activist). Visit the website for more information and eligibility. Deadline is December 31.
There are several organizations currently responding to the needs of artists during COVID-19. Among them are Follow Your Art which offers funding to artists in Tunisia, Italy and Belgium; Together Now which assists Swiss artists who have lost income during the pandemic and State of the Arts which is based in Belgium. For more information about each as well as eligibility and deadlines, visit the websites.
Praxis Center offers artists the tools they need to build a successful career – and more importantly to sustain it. We know how hard it is to establish an independent art business. We use our combined expertise to show you the way and offer the encouragement and professional advice and services you need to achieve your dreams. Members have access to our suite of classes, our virtual classroom, informative and engaging virtual events and expert guidance. Why not round out this year by making the commitment to take your art career to the next level.
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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