Is Art Your Destiny?

Linh Phuong Nguyen, Mountains, 2009 1 ton of unrefined salt, 157 x 157 inches

Create the life you want. Believe it is possible and take the steps to make it so. For artists, one of the biggest stumbling blocks is where to find funding in order to have access to materials, studio space and even the time needed to establish a regular practice. Grants are the artist’s best tool when it comes to making your dreams a reality. A grant can help open up time and space, offer funds for much-needed supplies or even pay for other parts of your life while you devote attention to your work. Below are a few opportunities to consider.

Artists age 21 and over who are working to intentionally better their communities and/or address community challenges through their work are invited to apply for the Artwork Archive Art Business Accelerator Grant. Ten artists will receive grants of $2500 each to help them build a sustainable art career. Winners also receive a lifetime membership at Art Archive valued at $1000. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is May 14.

Pollock-Krasner Grants offer artists the opportunity to create new work, purchase materials, pay studio rent and even purchase personal items. Any artist is invited to apply and should be prepared to submit along with the application a cover letter, current resume including exhibition record and ten digital images with a corresponding identification list. For more information about Pollock-Krasner Grants, visit the website. Deadlines are rolling.

Awesome Grants have, over the course of their existence, funded 5,132 projects with a total of $5,132,000 and counting. These no-strings-attached grants are awarded via chapters all around the world using pooled funds from micro-trustees. Funds are awarded upfront in the amount of $1000 per grant recipient. The rest is up to the artist. For more information, visit the website. Deadlines are rolling.

Praxis Center has been working with artists for many years, helping them establish and grow their art careers. We offer down-to-earth skills and resources to allow our students to identify opportunities and successfully achieve them. Our suite of courses is designed around the key areas of any art career and our team of experts, as well as our vast community of artists, are there to help nurture you and your growing career.

 

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 forthcoming book, Making it in the Art World, is available for pre-order with bonus content here.

 

Photo credit: Pollock-Krasner Foundation

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