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Want to get Paid to Learn?

Opportunities abound if you know where to look. And not just any opportunities, but paid opportunities. Will these make you rich? Well, no. But not only will they enrich your artistic practice, bolster your resume and build your network, each of them comes with a modest monetary incentive. With deadlines around the corner, read on for three paid residency opportunities and see whether one of them is right for you.

CultureHub invites artists creating technologically informed work to apply for residency in New York and Los Angeles. According to the website, submissions may include but are not limited to:

  • Projects exploring new forms of Digital Storytelling (i.e. VR, 360 Video, AR, Live Web, Networked Performance)
  • Projects exploring networked devices or spaces in a performative or immersive context
  • Projects that develop cross platform, multi-location, or web-based experiences
  • Projects that propose narratives/structures that connect our studios in New York, Los Angeles, Seoul, Italy, and Indonesia

A one-time, $2000 stipend is available to artists selected for residency. Designated studio space and tech support is also standard for every resident artist. For complete details, visit the website. Deadline for applications is April 14.

International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) offers residencies throughout the year. Residency period is typically three to twelve months in duration and artists and curators from anywhere in the world are encouraged to apply. At present, ISCP is accepting applications for the Lenore G. Tawney Fiber Arts & Textiles Residency. There is a monthly stipend available for chosen artists. For complete details on this and other opportunities, and for application instructions, visit the website. Deadline for Lenore G. Tawney Residency is April 15.

Akademie Schloss Solitude invites artists and scientists to apply for residency. Residencies focus on the following spheres of practice: visual arts & media, music & performing arts, digital solitude, architecture & design, literature & language, education, mediation, theory and various fields related to the sciences and humanities. A monthly fellowship grant of 1200 euros is available to participating artists. For complete details and to apply, visit the website. Application deadline is April 30.

Praxis Center is here for you. We bring you opportunities and help you with the tools you need to make them your reality. Will you land the first residency you apply for? All signs point to no. But that’s just one of the realities of choosing an artistic path and the only thing for it is to collect yourself and keep at it. When you join Praxis for just $40/month you get access to all the skills and motivation you need to make this a regular habit. Don’t limit yourself, if you see an opportunity that seems right for you, go for it. After all, you will never land a residency you don’t apply for.


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.

Signed and doodled copies of these books can be purchased from Praxis Center.


Golden Artist Colors began publishing the Just Paint newsletter in 1989, a source for information about painting techniques, product information, and the latest research in art materials. Now online, has become one of the most exhaustive resources for technical information in fine art. With the new Just Paint Experience, GOLDEN is expanding the concept to provide artists with quick-reading, studio-oriented content to help bring their visions to life.

When you subscribe to Just Paint Experience (free), you’ll receive access to exclusive content. GOLDEN will also notify you whenever there is new content added to the site.


Photo credit: Akademie Schloss Solitude


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