Time Is Of The Essence

Keeping up your momentum as an artist is one of your most important tasks. This applies not just to your studio practice, but to all those activities which help advance your career within the public realm. Throughout the calendar year, you must always be seeking and applying for new opportunities. Plan ahead, have items lined up with deadlines flagged so that you can put enough time into each new application or submission process. Time management, although perhaps not the most romantic aspect of an artistic career, is certainly one of the most critical to master.

Public Art for Spatial Justice seeks artists with projects that creatively engage important and timely conversations, bring healing to space and place and/or foster public imagination for a more just version of what is possible. If you are an artist who meets these criteria, check out the website for more information and consider submitting your work for grant consideration. Deadline for submissions is October 18.

The Recharge New Surrealist Prize invites artists living in the U.S. who work in the New Surrealist Style to apply for a $7,000 grant to support their work. The Recharge Foundation is a private non-profit organization that aims to promote cross-cultural craftsmanship preservation and create dialogues between antiques, high jewelry, fine arts, and technology. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is October 19.

VIA Art Fund invites artists to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) for the Artistic Production Grant. This award is given twice each year to individuals, organization and institutions who create work that is intended to be displayed outside of galleries and museums, within the public realm or in non-traditional spaces. For complete details about the LOI guidelines and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for LOI is October 25. Please note that once LOI is submitted, artists will be notified if they are invited to apply formally.

Praxis Center knows that time management doesn’t come easy to everyone. We work with you, helping build the strengths you need to succeed as an artist. Just like any new skill, managing your time and ensuring that it includes space to apply and submit takes practice. With diligence, you’ll be on your way to success before you can say deadline.

  • creatively engages important and timely conversations, brings healing to space and place, and/or fosters public imagination for a more just version of what is possible?
  • While we are still on this collective journey towards realizing more just futures for our public spaces, do you have a great idea for a public art project that offers creative ways to see, feel, and experience spatial justice through your artistic/creative practice in public spaces?

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.

Photo credit: Andrew Ruan via Wikicommons

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