There is a certain gratitude in knowing that somewhere out there is the opportunity right for you. While you may find your path to this moment scattered with rejection, know that ultimately your efforts will pay off – it is simply a matter of persistence. Give yourself the chance to know the special pride that comes with connecting to an opportunity that will move your career forward. Below are a few international calls that might just be the next step in your artistic journey.
CERN invites artists to apply for their residency program – in their own words: Artists of any nationality or creative discipline are invited to submit a project proposal involving research and production phases during a residency at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics in Geneva. The artist will also have the opportunity to expand their research and test its applications through Barcelona’s scientific and cultural network while engaging with a wide range of communities. To learn more about this unique opportunity, visit the website. Deadline is December 7.
The British Council invites collaborative applications between British artists and those in eligible nations and states on the theme of innovative responses to climate change. This challenge comes with the prospect of up to £50,000 to realize the project. For more information including eligibility, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is December 13.
All Around Culture aims to foster collaboration and an inclusive artistic ecosystem across the Arab world. Eligible communities are: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, Lybia and Syria. For more information, visit the website. Application deadline is December 25.
Praxis Center believes to the core that the only opportunity you surely will not achieve is the one you don’t apply for. We encourage our students to take risks, to put themselves – and their art – out into the world without fear of hearing the word no. Rejection is inevitable, but so, too, is acceptance. There is but one path to this end, and it depends on your willingness to take the risk. Give yourself the chance to be thankful for an opportunity earned.
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 Succeed with Social Media Like a Creative Genius.
Photo credit: British Council