What Do You See Before You?

Governors Island, New York

Imagine your future. Can you see it? There before you, reaching ever upward as you climb toward the career you’ve always dreamed of – it is possible. This reality can be yours. But there’s a catch. Artists aren’t discovered, they’re built. And most of them are self-built. Understanding the ways to keep achieving your goals and advancing in your art career is your key to constant growth. It won’t happen overnight, but with diligence and dedication, it will happen. Here are a few opportunities to set you on the path.

Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York, one of New York’s oldest not-for-profit organizations, invites lens-based artists living in NYC to apply for residency. Those selected receive workspace and a stipend as well as access to the Baxter St at CCNY community programs. Each resident will be granted a solo exhibition. For more information, visit the website. Deadline for applications is November 8.

Un-Productive Solutions invites proposals and asks artists to imagine waking up in a world in which all social, organizational and communication technologies have disappeared—i.e., email, mobile phones, apps. Anyone who considered themselves a technologist has vanished as well. And no one has a memory of any of these technologies, except for you. Your mission is to create imagined technologies that can be digital, a combination of digital and analog or post-digital, meaning some form of transmission as yet imagined. For full details, visit the website. Deadline for proposals is November 12.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council invites artists to apply for an Arts Center Residency. In their own words:

The 2022 Arts Center Residency will offer short-term, project-based residencies to artists and creative practitioners whose work is concerned with the broader themes of equity and sustainability. Concurrent to Governors Island’s ambitious plans for addressing climate change and environmental issues in the long-term, the Arts Center Residency encourages creative practices that engage with social and climate justice, NYC harbor history, urban ecology, and water. Artists are invited to explore these thematic anchors with Governors Island serving as a site for research and experimentation. Applicants may choose to address these themes explicitly or elaborate on how their practice and/or projects are relevant. 

For more information, visit the website. Application deadline is November 12.

Praxis Center is dedicated to helping artists build careers. We know what it takes and we are sharing our experience daily with artists just like you who have always dreamed of making their passion into something more. Join today and see how far our resources can take you.

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.

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