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What’s Most Important?

What is it that drives an art career? Is it passion? Is it determination? Is it practical knowledge? I posit that it’s a combination of all of these and more. To succeed as an artist, you must first have the drive to create. But beyond that, you must stay the course even though it can be difficult sometimes. And, just as importantly, you must know where to find the resources you need to keep you able to work as an artist. That means including the search and submission process in your regular routine.

McColl Center invites artists to apply for residency at their internationally acclaimed program. This catalyst for artistic growth encourages big thinking and risk-taking. Those selected receive private housing and studio space as well as curatorial guidance, marketing and PR support and a generous stipend. To learn more and to apply, visit the website. The next deadline for applications is May 26.

Marble House Project accepts around 60 residents across several periods throughout the year and is open to artists in the U.S. and abroad. This multidisciplinary program encourages and fosters collaboration and ideas exchange. To learn more, visit the website. Deadline for applications is May 30.

Two Trees Cultural Space Subsidy Program, in their own words, “dedicates 50,000 square feet of space to be awarded at below-market rent to applicants who best demonstrate their capabilities and intent to provide a social benefit to DUMBO and the broader Brooklyn community. Emerging and mid-career artists with a strong exhibition history or community-focused practice are eligible to apply.” For more information, visit the website. Applications are due by May 31.

Praxis Center is dedicated to the idea that any artist can have a career. It’s simply a matter of having the right toolkit. And that’s where we come in. Our experts are there to help guide you on your way to success, whatever that looks like for you. Join us today and see how far Praxis can take you.

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: Two Trees Cultural Space Subsidy Program

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