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Looking for International Funding Opportunties?

The art world stretches across the entire globe. No matter where you go, you will find someone making art. And wherever there are artists, there is a need for funding. This week we look at funding opportunities in various places around the globe. Read on to see whether any of these speak to you.

The Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development presents the 6th Arab Documentary Photography Programme supports creative documentary photographers in the Arab region. They describe the project like so, “The focus of the Arab Documentary Photography Programme is to support compelling non-stereotypical and unconventional visual documentation of important social issues and narratives relevant to the Arab region.” The objectives are to raise the level of creative documentary photography in the Arab region, train photographers to expand their approaches, share strong visual narratives from the Arab region and explore wider access to documentary photography. The $5000 grant is intended to cover a number of costs for the recipient. To learn more or to apply, visit the website. Deadline is May 1.

Werktank in Belgium invites artists to apply for their current round of funded work. They are self-described as, “a production platform for media art. Our main mission is the realisation and distribution of installation art that investigates the relation between technology and perception.

Werktank functions as a work tool for the artist and puts its artistic, technical and productional expertise at the disposal of young and emerging artists. We accompany the artist through all the phases of the creation process of media art, from the research process till the final realisation and active distribution of the work, by offering residencies, financial and productional support.

Award covers materials, lodging and travel. Artists at Werkspace have full access to facilities and tools as well as artistic support. For complete details, visit the website. Deadline is May 5.

Citizens of Latvia, Lithuania or Estonia are invited to apply for the Baltic Culture Fund’s Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian call. The objective of the Baltic Culture Fund is to encourage cultural collaboration between the Baltic States. Grants range in amount and those chosen must contribute a certain percentage toward the work. What makes this a highly niche opportunity is that each selected lead artist must bring partners from all three of the states involved. To read more, visit the website. Deadline for applications is May 20.

Praxis Center is proud to call itself an international organization. Our artists represent nations all over the world and for this reason, we believe it is important to highlight opportunities that stretch well beyond the borders of the US. When you join Praxis for just $40/month, you become a member of this global community. You encounter peers and colleagues from around the world ready to share their energy and ideas with you.


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 the forthcoming Succeed with Social Media Like a Creative Genius.

Signed and doodled copies of these books can be purchased from Praxis Center.


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Photo credit: Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development



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