Where Will You Go?

It is a truth about the life of an artist that, if you commit to putting your work out into the world and give your energy to locating and applying for residency, your art career can take you around the world. It is also a truth that the more an artist sees of the world, the better able he or she becomes at representing life as it exists across cultures and spaces. We have found a few international residencies seeking a diverse group of artists to fill some funded residency spots. Perhaps one of these opportunities is waiting for you.

FLACC Workplace for Visual Artists invites artists from all backgrounds and working with a variety of media and disciplines to submit proposals for residency. Residency period is either three consecutive months or roughly 90 days broken up into shorter residency periods. Program takes place in Belgium – some funding is available. For full details and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for proposals is July 1.

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity invites artists to apply for their Craft as Contemporary Art Residency. The overview of this residency explains the intention behind it:

The Craft as Contemporary Art residency will explore what it means to create art using materials and processes associated with practices of craft. Contemporary art continues to make room for and popularize ceramics, textiles, hand-making, decoration and materiality. This program will investigate how these disciplines and approaches are being activated and consider the ideas craft is being asked to communicate.

As we explore this area of practice, we will also discuss the histories and socio-political movements that inform the use of craft today and bring attention to historical distinctions between high/low, inside/outside, and art/craft that may no longer apply.

The program will focus on the confluence of craft and contemporary art, and the intersection of these fields with topics of feminism, cultural identity, labour, materiality, object-centered theory, de/re-skilling, and activism.

For full details, and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is July 10.

Artists of all backgrounds, educational levels, nationalities are invited to apply for the fully funded 6th Crystal Ruth Bell residency in Beijing and Xiamen, China. Residency period is for three months and includes a stipend plus materials budget. For full details, and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is August 8.

Praxis Center believes that it is critical for artists to see the world. Leaving your comfort zone and venturing forth is the best way to understand more fully your own life and circumstances. We never stop encouraging our students to grow and push the limits, finding a path that takes them around the globe. Join us today and by this time next year, who knows where your career will have taken you.

Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis Center 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 the forthcoming Succeed with Social Media Like a Creative Genius.

Signed and doodled copies of these books can be purchased from Praxis Center.

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Photo credit: Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

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