Monday, December 4, 2023

How’s It Going?

What are the opportunities that excite you? How will you go about achieving them? This is a question that all artists must answer for themselves on a continual basis. In order to build and maintain a successful career, one must know where to find the opportunities that are right for them and have the toolkit to go after them. While you won’t succeed every time, you will begin building a foundation that puts this particular aspect of things squarely in your everyday practice.

The Circ Artist Grants invite applications from emerging, mid-career, and professional artists. This international open call takes place several times throughout the year, offering the opportunity of unrestricted funding to artists with a demonstrated commitment to their art. Two artists per grant cycle are awarded $850 each to enhance and further their creative practice. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline is February 28.

CERF+ Get Ready program invited individual craft artists to apply for grants of up to $500 to help safeguard studio space, protect artistic careers and prepare for emergencies. In their own words:

Priority will be given to applications from people who identify in the global majority or as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC)* and folk and traditional artists. Approximately sixty grants will be awarded.

For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline is March 7.

Kala 2023-2024 Fellowship and Special Program Award is accepting applications. In their own words:

“For over 30 years, Kala Art Institute has awarded artists time, space, and financial support for their work through the Kala Fellowship award. The Kala Art Institute Fellowship is an artist residency award for local, national, and international artists. Artists producing innovative work in mediums including printmaking, digital media, installation art, social practice, photography, and book arts are encouraged to apply. Fellowship Awards will be given based on conceptual creativity, originality and artistic excellence.

For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline is March 15.

Praxis Center is here to help you understand what opportunities are right for you and how to go about landing them. We can’t guarantee your success, but we can surely give you a leg up in achieving it. Our resources and expert advice are designed to help you unlock the potential that lies within you and within the art world. Join us today and see how far it can take you.

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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