What Does Opportunity Look Like?

Opportunity takes many forms. It can mean the chance to see the world, to have your art viewed by many or to learn new things. Opportunity can mean networking or finding a mentor. But opportunity rarely finds the artist. Rather the artist must seek the opportunity. As a career artist, part of your regular practice must be dedicated to seeking out the opportunities that are right for you. While you won’t receive a yes every time, the very practice of submitting to opportunities is, in itself, a growing experience. It will become easier as time goes by (though every artist, even the most established, feels the sting of rejection) and there will be opportunities out there that are just right for you.

Artists interested in learning more about creating art in public spaces can access this course on MOOC. Learn about various artwork for public spaces, how art interacts with place and much more. This opportunity is available at the MOOC website until December 9.

Residencies Odyssee is an opportunity for foreign artists, researchers and cultural professionals not living in France who wish to interact with French cultural centers within heritage sites. Hundreds of artists from dozens of countries have participated in the residency spanning fields from art to architecture, photography, animated film-making and more. For complete details, visit the website. Deadline for applications is December 15.

World of Wearable Art invites artists to apply for their 2020 competition. This internationally renowned competition draws artists from around the world for the opportunity to showcase their work in Wellington, New Zealand in front of an audience of thousands. For complete details, visit the website. Deadline is March 30.

Praxis Center offers artists the opportunity to grow and explore. Our courses are designed to guide you step-by-step through the processes needed to further your artistic career. Our virtual classroom is a place where you can interface with peers, network and seek advice from experts in the field. When you join you unlock tremendous potential that is yours for the taking.

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.

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