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What’s Around The Corner?

Start planning for fall and winter – and looking toward 2023 – by lining up your next opportunities to expand horizons and enrich your artistic life, self and career. There is no shortage of ways you can achieve all this if you know where to look and you’re willing to put yourself on the line just a bit. Of course, you will not receive every opportunity to which you apply, but that should never deter you from trying – and trying again. Here are a few to get you on your way.

The Hambridge Center is accepting applications for residency on its 600 acres of forestland in the mountains of north Georgia. This self-directed program honors the creative process and gives residents the agency to cultivate what they need. Residency includes a private studio/living space. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is September 15.

The Foundwork Artist Prize is currently open for submissions. This grant to recognize outstanding practice by contemporary artists offers $10,000 in unrestricted funds plus studio visits with the prize jurors. The grant recipient and three shortlisted artists will be invited for interviews to further public engagement. To learn more and to submit your work, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is September 26.

Pioneer Works invites artists to apply for residency. Each September, they select residents through this open call to find artists who are radical thinkers and wish to participate in an experience that evolves to meet the needs of each new cohort. Resources may include public education offerings, a monthly forum of artistic experimentation through activations, open studios and performances, and more. To learn more or to apply, visit the website. Deadine for applications is September 30.

Praxis Center believes wholeheartedly that there are opportunities out there for every artist. The art world can feel opaque at times, even exclusive, but it simply does not have to be so. If you know where to look, and how to manage your time to include regular applications and submissions to a variety of opportunities, you will indeed begin to see results. We like to say that the only opportunity you absolutely will not get is the one you don’t apply for. So why wait? Get out there and find your next enriching experience.

Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis for Aesthetics. He has written six books for artists, most recently Making it in the Art World.


Photo credit: Hambridge

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