Now What?

As winter carries on, and as we are faced with yet more truly challenging times, do not allow yourself to be deterred from your artistic path. Keep your focus sharp and be on the lookout for ways to advance your practice and your career. Even in the darkest times, we can be assured that this, too, shall pass and we will once again be met with a world before us ready to be explored. Be ready for that time. Line up opportunities now and you will reap the benefits later.

Goethe Institut in South Africa invites artists to submit their work for consideration in an exhibition about those things that allow us to move – whether figuratively or literally. In these days of lockdowns and restricted movement, The Archive of Mobility is an archive that explores the many ways in which we move. For more information, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is January 15.

Tuo-Tuo in Finland announces its Seasonal Open Call for 2021-22. This series of four residencies is open to various creators depending on the time of year. From poets to bakers, herbalists to visual and performing artists/musicians, there is a season for everybody. Each residency period reflects the environment and the particular influence of the season. For more information, visit the website. Please note there is a fee for residency participation. Couples are welcome to apply together. Deadline for applications is January 15.

Artists based in the Euregio region (the cross-border region between the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium) are invited to apply for residency at Greylights Project in Heerlen, Netherlands. Those applying can be of any nationality, as long as they are settled in this geographic region. This residency focuses on and supports artist’s research. For more information about the residency, visit the website. Deadline for applications is January 15.

Praxis Center is dedicated to helping artists define their professional path. We offer a comprehensive suite of courses and support all designed to give you the skills you need to achieve your professional artistic dreams. We recognize the amount of work that goes into building a career in the arts. Our experts use their experience to give you the toolkit needed to make your dreams a reality.

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.

 

Photo credit: Tuo Tuo

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