So The Answer Is No? Big Deal…

Autumn creeps ever closer, that time of year when things wind down from the heat of summer but when artists should be gearing up for their next chapter. Right now there are many grant cycles happening for the start of 2021 which sits right around the corner. Now is the time to find a few that fit your practice and apply. Will you receive any or all of them? It is impossible to say. Does that uncertainty mean you shouldn’t apply? Of course not! The answer no should serve as nothing more than a catalyst to keep going. If not this one, try the next. Here are a few to get you started in your search.

Young painters, age 25-35, who can show a well-established art presence are invited to apply for the William and Dorothy Yeck Award. This is a $10,000 prize offered through the University of Miami. Winners also become part of the Miami University 21st Century Painters Collection. There is a modest fee for entry. For more in formation, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is September 19.

Brooklyn based artists, artist collectives and 501c3 arts organizations with a budget of $100,000 or below are invited to apply for the Brooklyn Arts Fund from Brooklyn Arts Council. According to their website, “A Brooklyn Arts Fund Grant is so much more than monetary support. It is an opportunity to connect with mentors, training, and future creative collaborators.” For full details, visit the website. Deadline for applications has been extended to September 18.

Long Island based artists may be eligible for a Creative Communities Grant from the Huntington Arts Council. Those artists who have an eligible community partner are invited to apply. For more information and to check your eligibility, visit the website. Deadline for applications is September 21.

Praxis Center is committed to helping artists navigate the art world in a realistic, day-to-day life way. We know the road is rough, and we know it can feel like you are the only artist in the world who isn’t receiving a yes – but take heart – we also know that isn’t true at all. Every artist faces rejection. Often. The ones who make it are those that realize rejection is just part of the plan.

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.

 

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