Sunday, June 16, 2024

Is It Time To Expand?

Opportunity abounds. You just have to know where to look. Whether you want to exhibit, participate in a festival or even pen a paper about an art related topic, there is a network out there for you. A career artist must be nimble, honing a broad skill set that allows for flexibility in practice. Read on for a few opportunities that push the limits of a quiet art practice, challenging individuals to consider uneasy topics or work outside their usual comfort zone.

MASSIVart and MIRA invite national and international artists to submit proposals for a public art call in Mexico. The selected artist will be given a budget of $6 million pesos to realize their work in Nuevo Polanco, Mexico City – likely in Spring 2021. For more information, visit the website. Deadline for proposals is June 29.

MAST journal has a current call for papers (cfp) for art practitioners and theorists interested in writing an essay. The topic they would like addressed is as follows: In what ways do questions of materiality matter in a time of crisis? What does it mean to explore the matter of things at a time when we are threatened with the annihilation of that matter, its disappearance, or its disintegration? For more information, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is June 30.

Dystopie Sound Art Festival 2020 invites sound artists to submit their work for consideration. The festival investigates current dystopian moments as well as those that could take place in an imagined future. There has perhaps never been a more pressing moment to examine this topic. There are fees paid to the artist for both new and existing works as well as a budget available for production. For full details, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is July 1.

Praxis Center believes in expansion. Of skills, of network, of the courage to step far outside the box. Artists have a responsibility to represent the world and the time in which they live as well as a unique opportunity to be involved in big conversations, often in unusual ways. Broaden your horizons and expand your career. Be bold and undaunted. The worst answer you’ll hear is no. And if that’s the case, you simply pick up and try again.

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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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