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Need A Break?

You need a break. Your mind, your body, your soul, they need to rest at times, slow down and stop altogether. As an artist, it is your job to be constantly on the lookout for opportunities to further your career, but even artists need to pause. Take time for yourself, refresh and do what you need to be the very best you can. When you’re ready to carry on, we will be here. And here are a few opportunities to get your head back in the game.

Godsbanen in Aarhus, Denmark is holding an open call for artists interested in exhibiting their work in the foyer area. The foyer diverges from the traditional exhibition space and is available for multimedia works including photography, drawing, 2D sculpture, engraving, painting, prints and textiles. This call is open to Danish and international artists. For more information, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is August 1.

Bemis Center in Omaha, Nebraska is accepting applications for artist-in-residency from September 13 to November 10, 2023. Visit the website for details on the various residencies available. Application deadline is August 1.

The Terra Foundation is accepting letters of inquiry for their collections grants, which recognize the current and historical inequities in presentations and understandings of American art history. In their own words:

“To be considered, visual art projects should focus on arts of the United States, including Native American arts. The projects we support can be focused on historical or contemporary art. Contemporary art projects should offer a reflective and critical engagement with histories, arts, and/or art histories associated with American contexts.

For more information, visit the website. Deadline for letter of inquiry is August 1.

Praxis Center believes that artists can succeed if they have the right skills and resources. And we know that one of the resources (and skills) artists often need to cultivate is the ability to slow down. When you are pursuing a passion, it is easy to be swept up and never take a break. But you will work smarter if you build in time to take care of you. After that? Get back out there and conquer the art world! We are with you every step of the way.

Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis for Aesthetics. He has written six books for artists, most recently Making it in the Art World.


Photo credit: Colin Conces via Bemis Center


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