Sunday, June 16, 2024

What’s Your Story?

Not only does the world need to know your story, you deserve the opportunity to tell it. Artists don’t just wake up one morning and decide to make stuff, they are compelled by an inner fire that needs a place to burn. They live to share all that dwells within them, creating a visual narrative of their unique experiences. But how does an artist make sure that important information reaches the wider world? Opportunity is how. And to earn them, you have to be willing to do a little work. Here are a few to get you started.

Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR), in their own words:

“The first residency in the United States exclusively for artists identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, intersex, two-spirit or queer, annually accepts applications for its prestigious and internationally recognized summer program. Now in its 12th season in the secluded beach community of Cherry Grove, NY, an historic LGBTQ settlement of Fire Island, emerging artists will share a live/work space for a four-week program marked by intimate studio visits with, and public lectures by, renowned leaders in contemporary art, scholarship, activism and curation.

For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is April 15.

The Anonymous Was A Woman Environmental Art Grants (AWAW EAG) invites women-identifying artists in the United States and U.S. Territories to apply for grants of up to $20,000 per project. The grants are intended for environmental art projects that inspire thought, action and ethical engagement. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is April 18.

Artists working in glass, fiber, clay, metal or wood are invited to apply for the Burke Prize. The winner receives an unrestricted $50,000 award and one Burke Prize artist will be selected for the biannual Burke Residency at the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass. To learn more and apply, visit the website. Deadline is April 28.

Praxis Center knows that every artist has a story to tell, and we make it our priority to help them find their voice in the world. Our resources and skilled team are here to guide you on the path to professional success. Give Praxis a try today and see how far it 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.




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