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What’s Better Than Free?

A career in art comes with some measure of expense. There are materials to purchase, studio space to consider, and of course just the general expenses of living day-to-day. Sometimes an opportunity worth having might come with a small fee for entry, but that doesn’t always have to be the case. What’s more, there are plenty of opportunities that not only waive any submission or application fee but also offer funding for artists selected to join. You spend enough on your art career, check out the opportunities below that are zero expense – and may even earn you a little green.

Dezentral announces an open call for AIR in Austria. Selected artists will receive a stipend plus accommodation and materials as needed. This call is open to both Austrian and international artists and residency will last for one month. The resulting show will have a festival atmosphere followed by a two-week exhibition in temporary spaces in Hallstatt, Austria. For more information, visit the website. Application deadline is March 17.

The fifth SMACH Biennale invites artists to consider the term fragile. What do frailty and fragility mean in our world? This opportunity not only intends to deepen people’s interest in art, it also aims to heighten awareness of the Dolomites region in Italy where selected work will be displayed at 10 sites. Each of the 10 selected artists will also receive a cash prize. For more information, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is March 28.

Video Sound Archive explains in their own words: Rather than a festival or exhibition,  we are carving out a space, a working archive, dedicated to video and sound works that reconsiders the current restructures and parameters.” Work will remain on the archive indefinitely and each artist will be highlighted with a link to their artist website. For more information, visit the website. Deadline for the season 1 open call is March 31.

Praxis Center is in the business of artists. We know what it takes to navigate a career in art and we’re here to make sure you know, too. Our team of experts guides you every step of the way and our wonderful community of artists supports each other through trials and triumphs. When you join Praxis, you are opening the door to so much more than just the tools and skills you need to help your art career excel, you are inviting in a world of opportunity and camaraderie.


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.


Photo credit: SMACH


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