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What’s Your Perspective?

When the world feels heavy, how do you cope? Many artists use their practice as a way to express their feelings about the state of things or to offer perspective on how to make meaningful change. But facing up to the challenges of being on earth all the time can be exhausting – both emotionally and indeed physically. Finding ways to alleviate the stress of knowledge is key to maintaining a healthy practice and life. What’s more, seeking out opportunities to enrich yourself and your art, fund projects and get your voice into the world are critical pieces of a successful artistic dialogue, no matter the topic. Here are a few to get you going.

McColl Center’s Artist-in-Residence Program supports artistic growth with three annual terms, offering housing, studios, guidance, a stipend, and access to labs. Artists exhibit and engage with the community. To learn more and apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is June 1.

Each year, artists in seven partner cities can apply for the Artadia Award, emphasizing diversity and equity. Awardees receive financial support, networking opportunities, and online exposure, boosting their careers significantly. Visit the website for more info. Deadline for San Francisco Bay area application is June 1.

CIAR’s Fall Residency on a Massachusetts island offers visual artists dedicated time, support, and inspiration. In 2024, Duke Riley and Dr. Katie Castagno will enhance interdisciplinary dialogue. Learn more below. Visit the website to learn more. Deadline for applications is June 1.

Praxis Center knows that artists are an important part of the global dialogue. We understand that there’s a lot to say and that art can be the perfect conduit to say it. But we also know it isn’t easy to carry this weight around. That’s why we work every day to make sure artist have the resources they need not only to navigate their careers but to sustain them both practically and emotionally. Give Praxis a try today and see what you discover.


Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis Center for Aesthetics and is currently faculty at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. He has written seven books for artists, including Making it in the Art World. His seventh book, The Problems in the Art World: An Artist’s A-Z Action Guide, is available now. 


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