Friday, September 22, 2023

What’s in Your Way?

What holds you back? Is there a voice in your head that quietly reminds you all day long that you aren’t good enough, aren’t capable of achieving the things you want out of life and your art career? Did you spend your childhood being told that art isn’t a viable career choice and do these words sit with you even now? So many artists have blocks when it comes to taking their art-as-profession seriously. But you know the truth? You – yes, you – are not only capable of taking your art to the next level, but you deserve to have the career you always wanted. This life is not a dress rehearsal, as the saying goes. Don’t wait, find your way to a path that lights up your life starting now. Here are some opportunities to get you started.

De Appel invites international curators to apply to an educational residency in Amsterdam. The program runs for ten months from June 2019 to September 2020. Those accepted will be fully immersed in the arts scene in Netherlands with considerable opportunity for travel around the country. Emphasis is placed on positioning participants within the community in order to create an immersive experience. The residency includes workshops, sessions, studio visits as well as research travel. To learn more about this program and to apply, visit the website. Deadline is February 1.

The Neon Museum in Las Vegas has extended the deadline for applications to the 2019 artist in residency program. This residency, supported in part by the national endowment for the arts, calls on visual and performance artists to submit proposals for exhibitions at the museum inspired by the collection there. Artists are encouraged to engage with the museum collection and the Las Vegas community. A travel budget and stipend are available to selected artists. For complete details, see the website. Deadline extended to February 8.

Galleri Heiki Arndt located in Germany invites artists to an open call. The gallery explains this new initiative as follows: ““Fresh Legs” is our most recent exhibition initiative, with which we would like to present art forms such as painting, illustration, drawing, street art, photography, short film, animation and related media. (NO GRAPHIC) Together with our new cooperation partner, the Inselgalerie Berlin, we create this year,a platform for the public to meet each other and to discuss the art of these fields together. Thus, we offer a place to exhibit and inspire the artists who are still unknown and the already established ones.” For full details and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is April 1.

Art is unlike many vocations in that it is something people often tell you can’t be made into a career. We here at Praxis Center beg to differ. We have watched our artists blossom and thrive, taking their part time hobby or lifelong passion and really making a go of it. You can join these artists and take hold of your career once and for all. When you enroll for just $40/month, you unlock a powerful took kit designed to get you on the right path and help you stay there. Join us today and find out for yourself why so many artists choose Praxis to help them get a foothold in the art world.


Photo credit: The Neon Museum Las Vegas

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