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There are still some weeks of summer left to go, but now is the time to start planning the next phase. For career artists, the calendar year should be filled with opportunities to further advance your standing in the art world and as an art practitioner. Funding and residencies are two ways to accomplish these goals, and both can be found in abundance all year long. As always, we provide a handful to get you started.

Did you know that our National Parks system offers residencies for artists who wish to spend time immersed in the natural beauty of our nation? Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is currently accepting applications for artists who are interested in a residency spent among lava flows, rainforests and beaches. For more information, visit the website. Deadline for applications is August 31.

The Alliance for California Traditional Arts is offering grants between $1,500 and $15,000 for San Francisco-based individuals and organizations. These one-year grants will support projects that foster artistic expression deeply rooted in and reflective of historically marginalized communities. For further info and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is September 1.

Artists Trust is currently accepting applications for the 2021 GAP artist grant. This merit-and-need-based unrestricted grant aims to help further the progress of BIPOC artists across Washington State. For full details and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is September 2.

Praxis Center is the artist’s best ally. We know the ins and outs of the art world and we are ready to share. When you join, you immediately unlock the potential to soar higher than you ever dreamed possible. Our self-study courses, team of experts and community of peers are all there to nurture your artistic endeavors and help you build the career you’ve always wanted.

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.

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