Friday, December 8, 2023

It’s Time to Aim High

As midsummer eases its way toward late summer, there are several important deadlines on the horizon that artists should be aware of. These are some of the perennial programs that have been helping to sustain artist for many years and at many points in their careers. There is wisdom in realizing that you will never be selected for an opportunity you don’t apply to, and so when in doubt the best answer is always to try. Read on to learn about three major opportunities coming up that you should consider including in your repertoire of yearly submissions.

The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists’ Business Accelerator Fellowship is designed with emerging career artists in mind. All artists who apply must have had their work previously exhibited and/or published professionally and must work in one of the media approved by the fund. There are opportunities for one year and two year accelerator programs each with its own set of guidelines. All applicants must be US citizens and have the desire to earn a living from their art. Those already earning a living from their art are also encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted starting September 1 and the deadline for submissions is September 30. For more information and to apply, visit the CHF website.

Fulbright Fellowships are intended to support study and research across a broad range of fields. Creative and performing artists are eligible in several categories. In order to apply for Fulbright, applicants must apply through an academic institution they currently attend or through their alma mater if possible. If applicants are not able to apply through an academic institution, they must apply as “at large” candidates. Deadline for submissions is October 9 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time. It is important to note the time as many foundations accept applications until midnight on the night of deadline. This is not the case with Fulbright. For complete details, visit the Fulbright website.

The Guggenheim Fellowship is a prestigious annual award given to a very select few. We have mentioned this award before and repeat it now because application time is upon us and the requirements are quite substantial and time consuming. Applicants are required to submit a career narrative as well as a statement of plans along with samples of their work, a CV, and other supporting documents including letters of recommendation. Careful consideration must be paid to the composition of the career narrative and statement of plans so you’ll want to give yourself plenty of time. Submission deadlines operate on a timeline throughout the autumn of 2018. For more information, visit the Guggenheim website.

And there you have it. Three big opportunities that all have deadlines in the waning months of 2018. It is important to realize that Praxis Center offers students full support in their application journeys. Your membership for just $40/month gets you full access to our suite of courses as well as expert help for your growing career. Those applying to the Guggenheim Fellowship are invited to inquire about our private coaching and editorial services for an additional fee. Make this the year you aim high.


Photo credit: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation




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