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What are you waiting for? There is simply no time like the present to kick your art career into high gear, and we are here to help. Part of an artist’s job is seeking out those opportunities that can advance practice, exposure or any other aspect of a growing career. Each week we bring you a few to get you on the path toward making this a regular part of your daily practice, because the only opportunity you are surely never to achieve is the one you don’t apply for.

Fundación Botín invites international artists to apply for fine arts grants intended to promote and support those in need of resources to carry out research or training. This application is open to artists of any nationality, but please note: “One of these grants will be given in priority to Spanish artists or residents at least five years prior to the application to this grant, under the age of 30 who have a concrete project of relocating abroad to carry out their project (training, research and production).” For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is May 6.

Taepyung Salt Farm and lamp wrap are currently accepting applications for residency in Shinan, South Korea. Artists are asked to submit their work for a juried exhibition. Work can be photography, video, installation, sculpture or sound. The theme of this open call is “the open world and beyond” – for more information, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is May 8.

Artists are invited to apply for a grant via Sudkulturfonds to support 100 individuals from eligible nations in the global south and east who are in the early stages of their careers. The grant is intended to recognize artistic achievement and offer exposure and support to artists while bringing them to the attention of cultural promoters in Switzerland despite travel restrictions. For more information, visit the website. Deadline for applications is May 8.

Praxis Center believes that every artist has the potential to achieve their dreams – the key is knowing where and how to apply your effort. We help you build the skills and resources you need to further your artistic career and we nurture you along the way, helping you access those people, places and opportunities that can help turn your passion into your life’s work.

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: Journal of Marine and Island Cultures

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