As summer begins to set its waning course, the time is right to plan for the next quarter. If you’re a career artist, that could mean approaching galleries, creating new work, working to secure funding or applying to residency periods to enrich your artistic experiences. There are a number of ways that artists can move to the next level. There are a few to get you started.
The John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship is an annual award celebrating outstanding work across many fields including visual art. Applications open in August and artists are required to provide two written documents, a career narrative and statement of plans among the supporting documents. These two narrative pieces describe the career path to date as well as intentions moving forward. Praxis Center offers a comprehensive coaching and editing service for Guggenheim Fellowship applicants. For details and pricing, contact us. For more information about applying, visit the website.
The Joan Mitchell Foundation invites visual artists located in New Orleans to apply for residency. In addition to use of a private studio for the duration of the residency period (five months) artists receive a weekly stipend, weekday meals and a range of professional development and public engagement opportunities. For more information, including a recording of an informational session about the residency, visit the website. Deadline for applications is August 16.
The Keyholder Residency Program in New York’s Lower East Side offers emerging artists a one year period of free access to printmaking equipment to develop new art and foster their careers. There are two residency periods each year, one beginning on April 1 and another on October 1. Applications are currently open for the October 1 period with a deadline of September 1. For more information, visit the website.
Praxis Center is solely dedicated to nurturing artists as they build their careers. We know the struggles and we are here to help. Whether you need some simple accountability to help you do the things you know you need to in order to advance, or you need more thorough guidance, we are here for you. Give Praxis a try and see how it might make you bolder in your artistic journey.
Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis 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. His book, Making it in the Art World, is available now with bonus content here.
Photo credit: Joan Mitchell Foundation