The world is smaller than you think and it’s yours to explore. You were born a citizen of this planet and you have a lifetime to get to know every corner. For artists, the ability to immerse themselves in other places and cultures is not only an invaluable tool for personal growth but can inform their work in ways they could not have imagined. Residency is the best way for an artist to experience the world, and fortunately, it is not difficult to find programs that host artists all year round for varying lengths of stay. Read on for three international programs and see whether one – or more – could be right for you.
The Museum am Rothenbaum – Kulturen und Künste der Welt (MARKK) in Hamburg, Germany invites artists to apply for a three month residency. In their own words, “The exhibition will feature visually compelling images relating to port cities, which always acted as sites of circulation and trade. The central focus will be a photo album linked to a female member of a Hamburg trading family, depicting people and sites in Singapore before 1868. The exhibition addresses the multivalent memories and contested meanings of such an originally private assemblage of images now part of MARKK photographic collection.” For full details and to apply, visit the website. For more information about Markk, click here. Deadline for applications is August 3.
CREATURES invites creatives to consider Open Forest, “a participatory artwork performing an experimental inquiry into different forests and forest data-sets. The work consists of a series of interactive installations, performative actions, and speculative research instruments exploring forest data flows. It helps reimagine and rearrange relationships among various entities with different connections to forests, such as scientists, citizens, sensors, environmental data, climate change and trees. One aim is to expand the landscape, in which stories about such entities can be told and care about them enacted.” To better understand the project and learn how to engage, visit the website. Deadline is August 5.
Artists up to the age of 40 are invited to apply for Styria Artist in Residence scholarships. The Styrian state government, on behalf of the Cultural Counselor Mag. Christopher Drexler, will award scholarships in 2022 to international artists of all disciplines and theories. Those who wish to work with the Styrian art and culture scene are encouraged to apply. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is August 10.
Praxis Center wants to help you get to know the world. We know that travel and immersive stays are one of the best ways for artists to open doors and move to new levels in their practice and career. Knowing where to look and having the courage to take no for an answer are the first steps in finding the residency that is right for you. We say it often, the only residency you absolutely will not land is the one you don’t apply for.
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.
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