Friday, March 1, 2024

Make This Your Moment

There comes a time when all the confidence building and skills developing you have done must be put to the test. A moment in which you must decide that the time is now, the day has come to stick out your artistic neck and see what happens. But before you can take that leap, you must locate opportunities suitable to your art, your purposes and your life and schedule. Here are a smattering of upcoming deadlines around the world with various opportunities available.

The EUCIDA Travel Award Fund invites digital artists and cultural workers living within an EU country and registered on the EUCIDA platform to apply for funding to travel within the European Union. Awards are granted to those artists who:

  • Applicant is interested in working experiences (including training) in another EU country and wishes to find opportunities covering travel costs.
  • Applicant has been selected for a project in another EU country (collaboration project, residency, participation in an event like a festival etc.) but requires funding for transportation;
  • Applicant has developed a project with an transnational component and wishes to invite in another EU artist and/ or cultural professional for co-production, touring, market development

For more details, including further eligibility requirements, visit the website. All travel must take place between June and September 2019. Deadline is four weeks before travel.

The Print Center announces the 94th annual International Competition. This is one of the oldest competitions in the United States and is open to all artists using photography or printmaking as a critical component of their work. There is a modest entry fee but there are many awards and prizes in this prestigious competition. For more details and to enter, visit the website. Deadline is June 14.

The Prince Claus Fund and Goethe-Institut invite artists to submit their proposals to a call for cultural and artistic responses to environmental change. The call is aimed at Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and Eastern Europe and seeks to build on the success of the previous year. The idea is to draw attention to the rapid and threatening changes in our natural world. Visit the website to read more about proposal guidelines and to submit. Deadline is June 14.

Praxis Center is your home for the business of art. We specialize in the things they might not have taught you at art school. The nuances you can’t possibly know if you’ve come to an art career all on your own. We round up the knowledge you need to succeed and while we’re at it we seek out opportunities for you to apply these newly honed skills to in order to advance your career. When you become a member, you gain access to full support from experts in the fields of art and editing as well as a community of supportive peers who know exactly what you’re attempting and want to support you along the way. Great art is of no use to the world if it stays hidden away. Make today the day you bring it out into the light.


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.


Golden Artist Colors began publishing the Just Paint newsletter in 1989, a source for information about painting techniques, product information, and the latest research in art materials. Now online, has become one of the most exhaustive resources for technical information in fine art. With the new Just Paint Experience, GOLDEN is expanding the concept to provide artists with quick-reading, studio-oriented content to help bring their visions to life.

When you subscribe to Just Paint Experience (free), you’ll receive access to exclusive content. GOLDEN will also notify you whenever there is new content added to the site.


Photo credit: Prince Claus Fund

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