What Sort of Artist are You?

Detail of Mitsu Salmon's multi-media performance piece presented during our 2018 residency. Photography by Jessica Dalene.

Room to move is important. When we stagnate in one place, so too do our thoughts and our creative energy. It is imperative for an artist to spread wings and take flight, see the world outside their own backyard. For some this may not seem like an easy task, the constraints of budget or responsibilities can keep us from wandering far from home. But if you’re willing to look just a bit harder, you’ll begin to see there are opportunities for artists of all kinds. Here are a few for you to consider.

Early to mid-career artists looking for time to devote to their own artistic practice are invited to apply to the Artist in Residence program at Guild Hall. Established in 2016, Guild Hall focuses on giving residents the opportunity to foster artistic discovery while continuing the rich artistic tradition found in the community of East Hampton, New York. Residents receive housing and some board, material and travel budgets as well as a one-time stipend. For full details and to apply, visit the website. Note: there is a $20 fee for submission. Deadline is December 13.

Tokyo Biennale 2020 invites artists to submit their work for consideration. This year’s theme is “Social Dive” and all artists must be able to work to the theme. Selected artists must also be able to be in Tokyo between June and early July to present work during the opening of the Biennale. Housing is available as well as some travel expenses. There is no fee for submission. See the website for more information. Deadline is December 15.

Elsewhere Studios understands that for parents, creative endeavors can be difficult to pursue. Artists with children under age 18 are invited to apply for a 10-day residency in July, 2020. Housing and studio space are provided as well as a stipend. Selected artists are welcome to come on their own or to bring partner/spouse and children. For further details, visit the website. There is a fee for application. Deadline for submissions is December 16.

At Praxis Center, we recognize that artists come in every variety. There are those who are free from the constraints of small children, others who are in the throes of parenthood. Some artists may be just beginning their careers and their adult lives, while others may have lived half a lifetime already and finally found the time to pursue a true passion. Whatever kind of artist you happen to be, we are here to support you as you navigate the path of a career in art. Join today and learn how Praxis can help you achieve your dreams.

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: Guild Hall

 

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