They say variety is the spice of life. It is surely the key to a successful art career. Submitting your work for a grant here, an open call there and a residency in between is a great way to ensure you are making the most out of the abundant opportunities in the art world. Will you be selected for every single one of them? Of course not! But will you find, over time, the opportunities that are right for you? And will applying to a wide variety help improve your chances and enrich your process and career? Without a doubt!
The Loewe Craft Prize is accepting entries from artists (in their own words) “whose artistic vision and will to innovate set new standards for the future of craft.” The winner receives a prize of 50,000 euros. Winning and shortlisted works are exhibited and featured in a catalog in Paris, 2020. For full details and to enter, visit the website. Deadline is October 30.
Curators are invited to apply for the Helsinki International Curatorial Programme. The aims of the project are to support curatorial endeavors and research and to connect international curators with the local contemporary art scene in Helsinki, Finland. Residents receive housing and grant funding. The duration of residency is one month. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is October 31.
Artists whose work explores concepts of solidarity are invited to submit for consideration to Theatertreffen Stuckemarkt 2020 by Berliner Festspiele. Five works will be selected by a jury and one of the selected artists will receive a commission along with 10,000 euro to complete the commissioned project. For full details and to apply, visit the website. Deadline is November 17.
Praxis Center recognizes the unique need for artists to be constantly on the lookout for a variety of opportunities. We not only help by highlighting a few of them for you, we also offer step by step coaching to help you through the process of applying. When you join you receive access to our suite of courses and experts in our virtual classroom to answer your questions, edit your written materials and guide you toward your career goals. All this plus a nurturing community of peers means there’s no better way to start experiencing what Praxis can offer you today.
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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