To be an artist is to constantly evolve and be bold at every turn. Stagnation is the enemy of creation and an artist must strive to stay ahead of its muddy grip. Finding ways to enrich your practice, network within the art community and put your art – and yourself – out into the world is an enormous piece of every artist’s pursuit of a successful career. Here are a few opportunities to keep you moving forward.
Anonymous Was A Woman Environmental Art Grants program is currently accepting applications from women-identifying artists in the continental U.S. and U.S. territories. This program offers up to $20K to individual artists with a total distribution of $250K. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is June 14.
ACE Artist in Residence Program invites applications for residency in the mountains of Alta, Utah. Selected artists receive seven days of housing in the month of August 2022, a $1000 stipend for supplies, food, travel, etc., private studio access and invitations to ACE events during residency period. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is June 15.
The Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists is currently accepting applications. In their own words:
“Queer|Art is pleased to introduce The Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists. Developed and named in partnership with Mariette Pathy Allen, Aaryn Lang, and Serena Jara, this new annual $10,000 grant, awarded to draw attention to an existing body of work, sheds light on the under-recognized contributions of Black trans women visual artists and provides critical support to their continuing work. Winning artists will receive additional professional development resources and further guidance to bolster their creative development in the field.”
For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is June 30.
Praxis Center believes in the power of knowledge. When you know where to look for the right resources and when you know how to secure them if they feel right for you as an artist, you’ll find that the world begins to open up. Be unafraid to try, the worst that can happen is you will be rejected. And when that happens – yes when, not if – you will simply try again. Why not see how far Praxis can take you?
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.
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