Successful artists don’t give up. They don’t let the word no get in their way. To build an art career, one must expect and accept that there will be plenty of bumps in the road, plenty of opportunities that just weren’t the right ones for you – and when that happens it is imperative that you pick yourself up and keep going. The only opportunity you will never get is the one you don’t apply for.
Flash opportunity: Constellations, a journal of poetry and fiction is currently looking for black and white images – line drawings or photos that will reproduce well at a reduced size are optimal. At this time, the journal is not accepting submissions of color work. Each submitted piece must have a title to accompany. Visit the website for more information.Deadline for submissions is September 10.
London Photo Festival is partnering with English Heritage to bring their very first outdoor photography exhibition. The theme is Womanhood – what does it mean to you? Submit images along with the stories behind them. The top 10 images will be on display for six months at Marble Hill House in Twickenham, south London. There is a nominal fee for entry. For more information, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is September 14.
The City of Boston announces a call to artists to create public art for a rebuild of the Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library, located in Dorchester. There is an informational session scheduled for September 9, interested artists are encouraged to attend. This call is open to all artists both domestic and international. For more information, visit the website. Deadline for proposals is September 16.
Praxis Center is in the business of nurturing artists’ careers. For years we have taught artists at every stage how to get ahead in the art world – whether that means assisting with grant applications, helping artists understand the financial world of an art career or directing them to opportunities, our mission is to make sure artists have the skills and tools they need to succeed. Join us today and see what we have to offer.
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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