The chance to explore our beautiful world is one of the benefits of a career in the art world. Everything is input for artists, from international travel to consideration of the many diverse cultures of the world. Opportunities abound when it comes to finding ways of meeting the world head-on – from residencies in places far from home to competitions that bring together artists from the world stage. Take time regularly to explore the many ways in which you as a career artist can engage with the world. Here are a few to get you started.
Creative Climate Action Projects calls on artists interested in embedding within a farming community in Ireland to bring a fresh and unique perspective in helping identify climate action solutions that will work for farmers in wider society. Those interested can find more information on the website. Deadline for applications is November 3.
Art Inside Out invites artists to apply for residency at Between the Rains, a temporary space for action between downpours and shifts in water flows. Throughout this residency, “ecological literacy” will be used as a point of departure in a movement through two similar ecological conditions: 1) the meeting between the sea north of Varberg, Sweden and the river Viskan and 2) the landscape surrounding the city of Laholm. For more information, visit the website. Deadline for applications is November 5.
In their own words: “YICCA is an international call for artists, open to professionals and not only from any country in the world. All kinds of contemporary artworks are allowed in the art contest: drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, graphics, mix media, video, installations and performances. The competition’s aim is to promote the enrolled artist, giving them chance to join the international market of contemporary art.” For more information, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is November 10.
Praxis Center believes that the art world should be in constant contact with the entire world. We encourage our artists to reach for those opportunities that will take them far from home, whether literally or figuratively. Only in this way can each one of us become the sort of well-rounded practitioners who produce work that is meaningful in a vast and complex world.
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: Mossy Donegan via Creative Climate Action Project