Here in the northern hemisphere, the last month of summer is upon us. The waning days of warm vacations and slow, aimless days for children on break from school. But now is not the time to let your motivation lag. As autumn begins to appear on the horizon, this is the perfect time to start lining up what comes next. Whether that means an exhibition, a residency, an infusion of funding – there are opportunities everywhere. It’s your job to find them. Here are a few to get you started.
Art on Climate Illustration Competition is accepting submissions right now. Organized by Fingertips Company Limited and sponsored by Allianz Global Investors, this international competition aims to bring greater visibility to the issue of action against climate change. There are four cash prizes available. For more information and to submit your work, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is August 19.
Greywood Arts and the National Space Centre are accepting applications for residency from artists who are interested in themes of outer space, technology and speculative futures. This is a six week residency from October 15 to November 25 to take place at the National Space Centre in Ireland. For more information, visit the website. Deadline for applications is August 19.
The Festival of Regions invites submissions for their next iteration, High Time. They seek projects that are regionally specific, social, accessible and oppositional to the region. They seek artists willing to break away from the unfamiliar. In their own words:
“The Train has not yet Left the Station, but it is high time to reset the course. And high time for a change. High time to talk to each other more. To come together again. To work on the future. To break down barriers. To become more open to the contradictions and discrepancies and unconventional ways of going about things. It is high time to allow for something else.”
For more information, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is August 20.
Praxis Center is in the business of helping artists succeed. We know how thorny the path to a successful art career can be. Our program is designed to give you the skills and resources you need for success. Again and again, we watch our artists blossom and their careers take off. Give Praxis a try today.
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: Art on Climate