Sometimes we all need a change of scene. It can be wholly beneficial for artists to break the monotony of their usual surroundings with a period of residency in a location that is unknown. Not only does this offer the chance to reignite the creative flow that may begin to stagnate in the same place day in and day out, it can also be an opportunity to broaden your social horizons, network and collaborate with those you might otherwise never encounter. Here are three upcoming residency deadlines in the continental U.S. for you to consider.
Oak Spring Garden Foundation in Upperville, Virginia invites artists to apply for a botanical residency in their formal garden and 700 acre landscape. This residency is open to international artists who are capable of creating beautiful, scientifically accurate depictions of plant species. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is July 15.
Tusen Takk, located in Leland, Michigan, is accepting applications for residency. Emerging and established artists in photography, sculpture, printmaking and painting are invited to apply. A $625 weekly honorarium helps artists offset costs. Those selected should be prepared to spend at least 30 hours in the studio per week. For further details and to apply, visit the website. Deadline is July 15.
Longhaven Artist Residency is situated on 90 wooded acres in Knoxville, Tennessee. Artists are invited to spend time in the creation stage of their preferred discipline. Duration of sessions varies throughout the year. To learn more and to apply, visit the website. Application deadline is July 15.
Praxis Center believes that artists have something important to say. We want to help you find your path to the art career you dream about and to put your artistic message out into the world. Art is important and should be nurtured. Our team of experts can help guide you on your way as you build your professional toolbox. Join us today and see where 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; Making it in the Art World, New Markets for Artists, The Art World Demystified, Fund Your Dreams Like a Creative Genius, Sell Online Like a Creative Genius, and Succeed with Social Media Like a Creative Genius. His book, Making it in the Art World, is available now with bonus content here.
Photo credit: Oak Spring Garden Foundation