Make Time for This…

The dog days of summer are nearly a memory. Time has come to dust off your planner, move out of vacation mode, and get back to work. There are a number of deadlines as we approach September, some for late 2018 festivals and competitions and others opportunities to line up for 2019. Now is a good time to be sure that your calendar is full to year end with consistent applications and to begin thinking about what is to come in the new year. Read on for a few deadlines that are sooner than you may think as we linger in the last light of August.

The Cube Art Project is accepting submissions of video art, animations, motion graphics, video-mapping, and/or sound visualization projects for their 2018 competition. Winners will have their work projected on the giant cube screen in Lincoln, NE and will join esteemed alumni and present artists for the project in this honor. For details about this project, visit the website. Deadline is September 7.

Open to Art promotes and celebrates contemporary ceramic artwork. Applications are currently open for the 2019 cycle. Ceramic artists from across the globe are invited to apply and there is no constraint on theme. Prizes range from artist residencies to production prizes and further awards are being considered. For full details visit the website. Deadline for submissions is September 21.

Kyoto Art Center invites artists from around the world to submit their concepts for an installation to be displayed during their 2020 festival as the Olympics come to Japan. The festival aims to present new artistic work to the world under the very special spotlight of the Olympic games. All artists are encouraged to apply. Those chosen will have an urban space in which to create and are expected to enliven the imagination with their work. For more information and to submit your proposal, visit the center’s website. Deadline for submissions is September 23.

At Praxis Center we take every opportunity we can to emphasize the importance of stacking your schedule with opportunities all year long. Mingled with your studio time and the running of your business should be time to apply for grants, exhibitions, competitions, residencies, and just about any other opportunity you can think of that might help you make your mark on the world. When you enroll as a Praxis student you have access to a time management course as well as a number of others and you gain a community of experts and colleagues to support you along the way.

Photo credit: Open to Art

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