There are those who need to plan far ahead, mapping out every nuance of their next steps for the foreseeable future. There are others for whom a fast deadline is the very best motivator. While these rapidly approaching application dates might give some artists a bad case of nerves, others will find themselves compelled to pull together at the eleventh hour and throw their hats in the ring for one of these upcoming opportunities. Which one are you?
Tuscon MOCA Curator-in-Residence program is accepting applications for their May-July residency. Eligible artists must demonstrate two years of experience outside of the academic realm. The selected curator has 24/7 access to Tuscon MOCA’s 6,000 sq. ft. great hall in which to assemble an exhibition during the residency period. Living quarters with shared kitchen as well as a one time $10,000 stipend are also awarded to the selected applicant. For full eligibility requirements and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is May 1.
The Auxiliary is accepting applications for Sonic Arts, Emerging Artist Exhibition Award (EAEA). Emerging artists are encouraged to apply and those artists dwelling on the fringes, existing between cross roads of converging disciplines are encouraged to apply. A bit about The Auxiliary, in their own words:
“Based in the Tees Valley, a once prominent industrial area of northeast England, The Auxiliary (est. 2016) is a grassroots artist-led space. Working from a 1920’s town house and within sound art contexts, The Auxiliary has implemented a number of projects including an artist-in-residence programme, the Middlesbrough Art Weekender, FEED, Creative ARC and AV Format.”
There is a one time stipend available for selected artists. For complete details and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is May 2.
International artists are invited to apply for Awaji Art Circus, Awaji Island, Japan. All those artists whose practice includes a performative aspect are encourage to apply – this includes but is not limited to live painting, street performance, bodily expression, singing and dance. There are three main drivers behind the circus – to encourage cultural flow on the island, to let the world know about the beauty of Awaji Island and to develop art and culture. A guest house with communal living arrangements is available to participating artists as well as a one-time stipend. For complete details, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is May 6.
At Praxis Center, we recognize that not everyone works the same way. While a long, drawn out process might be just right for you, the person sitting beside you might prefer to work on the fly with a deadline that leaves no air in the spaces in between. Neither is right or wrong, simply a matter of preference and personality. Join us today for insights like these as well as resources tailored to every personality.
Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis Center 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 the forthcoming Succeed with Social Media Like a Creative Genius.
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Photo credit: Tuscon MOCA