It’s easy to stagnate. Staying still can inhibit your ability to create in a way that speaks to the larger world. Of course, there is much to be said for the importance of home, but for artists, it is imperative to shake things up from time to time. Residencies can be a great way to do this. They offer new perspectives in new places. A chance to encounter people you otherwise would not and learn about other rhythms of life beyond your own. Read on for a few opportunities with upcoming deadlines.
The Creative Corps Initiative provides a living wage for artists as they work with nonprofits in their communities within one of four key issue areas to create a project of their choice. Applications are currently being accepted. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline is July 14.
Crosstown Arts is accepting applications for residency in Memphis. This is an opportunity to work in an urban setting with access to living space, studio space and more. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is July 15.
Ucross Artist Residency is accepting applications for their program located on a 20,000 acre ranch at the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains of northern Wyoming. For 40 years, this residency has offered uninterrupted time and space in a comfortable and productive environment. There is a $1,000 stipend. Artists are responsible for their own materials. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is July 15.
Praxis Center is dedicated to helping artists expand their horizons in every way. Whether that means funding, exposure or ways to see the world, we are here every step of the way making sure you have the skills and resources you need to achieve your goals. Give Praxis a try today and see how far – figuratively or literally – we 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.