To grow anything, you must nurture and cultivate it. This is no less true for your art career than for a garden flower. Success in the art world doesn’t just happen, it is the result of patient cultivation, hard work and the willingness to take risks. Along the road to success, you will inevitably meet with failure from time to time, but these are nothing more than bumps along the way. The ultimate goal is up ahead and it is this that you must keep in view. There are resources all around you if you know where to look, designed to assist you in your professional artistic endeavors. Here are a few to consider.
The Barbara and Carl Zydney Grant for Artists with Disabilities offers support to artists with disabilities who have experienced financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The program is open to visual, media, music, performing and literary artists with a disabiity living within the five boroughs of New York City. For details and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is June 15.
Columbia Law School invites artists to apply for residency to take place between September 2021 and May 2022. The selected artist will have access to a small workspace on the campus of Columbia Law School and is expected to complete at least on piece while in residence. This residency is intended to highlight the vibrancy and diversity of the school and broaden representation among artists, media and subject matter within the art collection. There is a $15,000 grant for the selected artist as well as a $5,000 budget for materials and supplies. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline is June 15.
Emerging or early-career female artists living in New York State are invited to apply for the Candian Women Artists’ Award. This one-time $5,000 award is intended to assist in any way the artist sees fit to further their artistic goals. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is June 30.
Praxis Center is in the business of nurturing artists. We offer courses to teach you how to navigate your art career as well as resources to keep you motivated as you do the work of building your business. Our team is ready to guide you through all the necessary components of professional artistic life. Stop by and visit us, see what Praxis membership can do for 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 Genius. His forthcoming book, Making it in the Art World, is available for pre-order with bonus content here.
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