Opportunity comes in many forms. Sometimes it is funding or a cash prize to bolster your finances and allow you to sustain your practice. Other times, opportunity can be the chance to have your art on view for a wide audience or the occasion to network with a community of artistic peers. Whatever the opportunity you seek, there are countless ways to find it. We offer a handful of various calls each week, but these are barely the tip of the iceberg. Your practice can and should include time to seek out ways to advance your career. Dedicating time to finding and applying to open calls for various opportunities is the best way to ensure that you will continue to advance. Below are a few to get you started.
BBA Gallery in Berlin, Germany announces an open call for their 2021 Artist Prize. This competition is open to international artists working in all media who are at least 18 years of age. There are three cash prizes for first, second and third place artists as well as the opportunity for broad publicity. For more information, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is March 15.
VRHAM invites individual artists as well as collaborative teams to submit their innovative work for consideration for the Real-In Open Call. This opportunity is intended to showcase visionary approaches in digital storytelling. To see whether this open call is right for you, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is March 15.
Add+ Art2021 invites artists to submit proposals considering one of three themes related to living in isolation: Art – Territory, Spaces – Devices, and Decoding – Activation. This online conference offers the opportunity for collaboration and community from afar and will examine the current context in which artists find themselves. For more information, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is March 15.
Praxis Center is dedicated to helping artists achieve their best results. We know that the path of an artistic career is not always easy. That’s why we assemble experts to assist you along the way with every part of your practice. Whether you seek advice on connecting with galleries, need help with the written documents required of a professional artist or simply seek a community where you can be heard and understood, Praxis is the place where professional artists go.
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.
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