Thursday, June 13, 2024

This Is Your Season

Summer is in full swing, and while that may mean a chance to relax for a time from the grind of the year, it is also a time to be considering what’s next for you. There are no months of the year when the career artist can be fully idle. You weave your own destiny and so it is imperative that you constantly gather the materials you need to keep working. Whether that means funding, residency, exhibition opportunities or other ways to interface with the world, it is up to you. And we know you can do it.

Artists are invited to apply for residency at Franconia Sculpture Park, a 50-acre outdoor museum with an artist-in-residence program. The residency aims to gather diverse artists in order to accurately represent “the world’s multiplicity.” For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadine for applications is August 1.

The FAENA PRIZE is accepting applications for its current cycle. In their own words:

“Founded in 2012, the FAENA PRIZE serves as a platform for a continued reflection on the present moment and its irreversible and heterogeneous changing nature. This new edition of the Faena Prize for the Arts will take place for the first time in Miami, a city that has been home to Faena Art’s programming for the past five years. We invite artists across genres, disciplines, and technologies to imagine temporary and site-specific projects to be installed at the Faena Beach. The selected proposal will be presented during Miami Art Week 2022.”

For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline is August 1.

The Anita Wetzel Residency Grant at Women’s Studio Workshop is a new opportunity for mature artists (age 45 and up) to allow them an immersive experience of 4-6 weeks at WSW. The residency is fully subsidized with housing and studio space at no cost, a $350 stipend/week, up to $500 in materials costs and up to $250 toward travel expenses. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is August 1.

Praxis Center believes in artists. We have seen, time and time again, how artists take control of their own careers and their own futures once they have the skills and tools they need. If you are dreaming of a career in the arts, this could be what you’ve been waiting for. Give Praxis a try and see how far it 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, most recently Making it in the Art World.


Photo credit: Franconia Sculpture Park

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