Change, while intimidating and uncomfortable for many, is essential for growth. There are many ways for artists to seek out change (growth) in absolutely every aspect of their lives and practices. And seek out they certainly should. In order to remain relevant, one must adapt and grow. To remain static is to let the world rush by you and be left behind. Here are some opportunities to help you grow and – gasp! – change…
Fondazione Memmo and Gasworks invite Italian artists based in Italy to apply for residency in London from January 9 – March 27, 2023. Residencies are self-led periods of professional development, artistic exchange and experimentation. There is a stipend for living expenses as well as a materials budget, living space and flights to and from the residency. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is September 26.
Allegro Prize is accepting submissions from artists who want the opportunity to present their work to an extremely wide range of Polish and international recipients. This cash prize of 80 000 PLN is intended to support artists in the endeavor to fully devote themselves to artistic growth. For more information and to submit your work, visit the website. Deadline is September 27.
Daiwa Foundation invites artists (individual or institutions) in the UK and Japan to apply for small grants. Results are announced two months after the application process closes. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for fall applications is September 30.
Praxis Center believes in change. And we know how hard it can be. We design our programs to help artists learn to evolve, to grow as individuals, as entrepreneurs and, of course, as makers and creators. Seeking out opportunities is one of the best ways to give yourself every chance of turning your passion into your career.
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: Daiwa Foundation