Extraordinary. That’s what these times are – in every sense of the word. They are times of great strife and anxiety and yet incredible things have happened. This is a time to reflect, to turn inward and discover your next steps. To create. To plan. To look forward. These are also times to be gentle with yourself, to allow time to adjust and grieve if necessary. But you mustn’t give in to despair or allow yourself to come to a standstill. Let your art guide you through. Let your thirst for success be the driving force that pulls you across the finish line, ready to rejoin the world outside with opportunities in your pocket.
Rex Animation Film Festival is accepting entries of short animated films produced in Europe for the fall 2020 event. This is the sixth year of Rex Animation Film Festival which takes place in Stockholm, Sweden. For full details and to enter your work, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is June 1 and early bird entries close on May 3.
Finnish Institute Benelux is pleased to announce an open call for Together Alone – art projects that reflect the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The project will act as a documentation of this time in history and explore a number of themes including state of emergency, radical change, resilience, artistic practice in the future and alone together. For more information and to submit your work for consideration, visit the website. Deadline is May 4.
Begehungen Festival takes place from August 13 – 16 in Germany and artists are invited to submit their work for consideration. The title and theme of this year’s festival is Entwürfnisse, a neologism consisting of the german word of Entwurf = concept, plan and the suffix -nisse = which transforms a verb into an abstract non-objective noun. Concepts should interpret this theme using any artform. For more information and to submit your work, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is May 5.
Praxis Center is here for you throughout this extraordinary time. We are continuing to connect with artists and to connect artists with the experts that can help them reach the next level in their pursuit of an art career. Now is the perfect time to hone your materials, whether that means digging into your bio and statement or learning how to connect with galleries, curators and more. And our weekly artist round tables offer a chance to socialize and network while building your resources. Join us!
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In these uncertain times, our first responsibility is assuring staff, their families and our entire art community is safe. We hope to turn the page on this devastating virus and return to normalcy soon. In the meantime, we continue sharing educational resources and have developed new Facebook Live events, providing an informal and intimate opportunity to meet artists and engage in topics we all love. Follow the GOLDEN Facebook page to join!
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.
Cover image credit: Finnish Institute Benelux