It’s OK to take time for yourself. Every person – and I would argue particularly those who work for themselves, acting in all roles – must unwind. Refreshing body, mind and spirit go a long way toward being able to not just do your work but do it well. Find ways to step away, even if only for a day or two, and I promise you will return with new energy, ready to take on things that may have seemed insurmountable before. Here are a few opportunities to get you moving whether you’re just back from a break or still plugging away.
The Corning Museum of Glass is accepting applications for the BIPOC Residency. In their own words:
“The BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) Residency is a way of actively fostering a culture and community of inclusion that promotes, respects, and celebrates individuals who identify as members of this community.”
During this month-long residency, artists have access to the Rakow Research Library, the Corning Museum of Glass collection and expert museum staff. Transportation, room and board, a generous supplies budget and shared studio space is offered to each resident. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is August 31.
Polar STEAM is an opportunity for artists to travel to the Antarctic alongside polar researchers, writers and educators. This is a chance to collaborate toward a deeper understanding and appreciation of science and human endeavors as they relate to the Antarctic. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is August 31.
Praxis Center believes in creating artists that are also whole people. This is not just a hobby, not a passion that you find time for on the side, it is – and absolutely can be – a career choice. But it takes work, considerable work on your part. That’s why we are here every step of the way guiding you in each piece of this lifelong journey.
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: The Corning Museum of Glass