There are so many opportunities out there. But here’s the catch: they’re not all for you. Don’t worry, though. Some of them are very much for you. It’s just a matter of finding them! Part of an artist’s regular schedule must include seeking and securing opportunities for growth, whether that means grant funding, experiences that enrich your practice, exhibitions and more; this should simply be built into your day-to-day. Each week, we bring a few to get you started, but ultimately it’s up to you to find those things that will help move you forward.
New York State-based artists living with disabilities are invited to apply for NYSCA/NYFA grants of $1,000 each. Grants are intended to support those who experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis. This is the third and final cycle of these grants. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is June 6.
The Vilcek Foundation invites “young, immigrant designers who demonstrate outstanding early achievement” to apply for unrestricted cash prize money of $50,000 to each winner. Applicants will have been born outside the U.S. to non-American parents. Other eligibility requirements apply. For more information and to submit your application, visit the website. Deadline is June 12.
NYFA invites photographers to apply for the JSG Fellowship for Photography. This $7,000 cash grant is open to NY State photography artists living and working outside of NYC. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is June 14.
Praxis Center is founded on the belief that there’s no magic, no mystery to a successful art career. Just hard work. And we have gathered experts from around the field to help you put in that hard work and secure the best possible opportunities to enrich and advance your dreams. Give Praxis a try today and see how far we 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.
Cover photo via NYFA