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Inspiration Just for you

What makes you tick? What is it that excites you and gets your creativity flowing like an electrical current? Are you an artist to likes to work in a solitary environment or one that draws energy from collaborative groups? Perhaps you feel drawn to open land and wild spaces or desire to see the world. Whatever it is that makes your artistic heart sing, go out and get it. Exploring opportunities for artists helps boost your career and enrich your practice. Below are three opportunities with upcoming deadlines, one of which is what we call a “flash opportunity” meaning the deadline is almost here. Explore and find your bliss.

Flash Opportunity: Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis (CAM) invites area artists to apply to their residency at Vashon High School. The selected artist will develop a project-based curriculum to teach to high school students. Residency is in conjunction with CAM staff and student projects are exhibited at CAM as well as other area galleries. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline is October 27.

Artists from the UK, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam are invited to apply for the UK Southeast Asia Connections Through Culture Mobility Grant. This cash grant helps facilitate travel for artists to exchange cultural ideas and absorb a new environment to enrich their work. For full details and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is November 4.

Space on Ryder Farm is currently accepting applications for creative residency. This opportunity gives artists and collaborators the chance to create alongside other artists, away from the pressure of everyday responsibilities. Residencies last for one or two weeks. There is a nominal fee of $7 to apply. Visit the website for more information and to apply. Deadline is November 6.

Praxis Center embraces the unique traits that make each artist an individual who can never be replicated. We know that the best art is that which is expressed with honesty and passion and we strive to bring our students the opportunity to find both in their professional lives. When you join you become a member of a growing community of creatives who receive support from our team of experts to help them in their pursuit of a career in art. Open your heart and find your next opportunity here.


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: CAMStL

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