Friday, December 8, 2023

It’s up to You

As a career artist, it is your responsibility to factor into your daily, weekly, monthly and yearly schedule time to work on applications for career advancing opportunities. Organization is key in these tasks. You must be able to track deadlines and maintain progress toward them. For all artists, grants are an important component of funding and the application for and acquisition of should be considered part of your normal routine. Other opportunities such as residencies hold a different value in that they enrich you as an artist and help advance your personal or professional standing in some way. Each week we strive to bring you a small handful of quality opportunities.

Artists interested in exploring the nude human body are invited to apply for the Naked State residency. Those selected for residency along with the residency facilitator will live as naturists at the Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park in Ontario, Canada. They will explore questions about the nude human form during the course of residency including What is nudity? Does stripping away clothing rid us of class, gender, and personal expression?; Do the connections between our bodies and the land change when nude? For more information, visit the website. Application deadline is December 15.

The Adolph and Esther Gottleib Foundation is accepting applications for individual support grants. The foundation awards grants to mature artists which is defined as those who have been working for 20 years or more in a mature phase of art. Last year, the foundation awarded $25,000 grants to 12 artists. For complete details and to apply, visit the foundation’s website. Deadline for application submissions is December 15.

The Puffin Foundation Ltd. awards grants to emerging artists whose work may not be easily seen due to genre or social philosophy. Presently the foundation is accepting applications for the 2019 grant cycle. In 2019 grants will be available to those in the fields of Fine Arts and Video/Film. Important note – applications can’t be accessed electronically. To request an application, mail a SASE to:

Puffin Foundation Ltd.
Application Request

20 Puffin Way
Teaneck, NJ 07666-4111

All requests for applications must be received by December 15. For complete details, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is December 30.

At Praxis Center we are committed to standing beside our artists as they navigate their way along the path of an artistic career. Whether that means pointing them in the direction of opportunities or guiding step by step through the application process, when you enroll for just $40/month you gain access to a tremendous set of valuable tools. Don’t wait another minute to start the rest of your career.

Photo credit: Puffin Foundation

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