Warm sun, cool breezes, rain, thunder, crickets chirping – the delights of summer are upon us and the world feels like it is coming to life once more. Channel this living energy into your artistic practice, let it be the catalyst for your next endeavors. As a career artist, it is up to you to create opportunities for your art – and for you yourself – to experience the world, dive deeper, learn everything there is to learn about your craft, your community and the world around you. Here, as always, are a few opportunities to get you started.
The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, inspired by artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles’ residency with the Department of Sanitation in the 1970s, invites artists to apply for three residencies with the Dept. of Sanitation, Dept. of Records and Information and Dept. of Design and Construction. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications for all three is June 27.
Photographers are invited to apply for the JGS Fellowship for Photography. In their own words:
The JGS Fellowship for Photography is a $7,000 cash grant to be awarded to five (5) New York State-based photography artists who are living and working outside New York City.
Funding is provided by The Joy of Giving Something. Joy of Giving Something, Inc. (“JGS”) is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the photographic arts. JGS grants are utilized to support artists working in photography, artists in residence programs, and new works, exhibitions and publications featuring artists working in photography.
For more information about the JGS Fellowship and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is June 30.
A unique artist opportunity from Wave Farm in Acra, NY – artists are invited to apply for the third Wave Farm Radio Artist Fellowship. A Radio Artist is described by the host of this fellowship as artists who:
explore broadcast radio space through a richly polyphonous mix of practices, including poetic resuscitations of conventional radio drama, documentary, interview and news formats; found and field sound compositions reframed by broadcast; performative inhabitations/embodiments of radio’s inherent qualities, such as entropy, anonymity and interference; playful celebrations/subversions of the complex relationship between senders and receivers, and the potential feedback loops between hosts and layers of audience, from in-studio to listeners at home to callers-in; use of radio space to bridge widely dispersed voices (be they living or dead), subjects, environments and communities, or to migrate through them in ways that would not be possible in real time and space; electroacoustic compositions with sounds primarily derived from gathering, generating and remixing radiophonic sources.
To learn more and to apply, visit the website. Deadline is June 30.
Praxis Center is deeply rooted in the artistic world. We understand what it takes to navigate a successful career and don’t believe for one moment that this opportunity should be denied any artist who has the passion and the willingness to work hard for their goals. Our experts help you make sense of the opacity of the art world, guiding you on everything from how to communicate effectively with galleries to how to write the documents that every working artist needs. Step into Praxis today and see where we 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; 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 forthcoming book, Making it in the Art World, is available for pre-order with bonus content here.
Photo credit: Wave Farm