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You Didn’t Choose This Life, This Life Chose You…

When the going gets rough, artists keep going. That’s the way it’s always been and, no doubt, the way it always will be. Artists have grit. They choose a profession that takes tremendous amounts of work just to get a foothold, and much of that work is done in the face of criticism from every side. And yet they persevere. Here are a few opportunities to keep you moving forward, no matter how rough the road may seem.

Pathways application, now open, aims to “strengthen the capacity of Native arts and cultural organizations with goals to develop and sustain creative spaces.” To learn more or to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is November 10.

The David Prize is currently open for applications. This celebration of New Yorkers with ideas for extraordinary change is open to any individual working within the five boroughs. One winner from each borough will receive $200,000, no strings attached. To learn more and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is November 13.

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity presents a four-week Indigenous Haute Couture Fashion Residency. In their own words, residency “will offer eight Indigenous textile-based artists the opportunity to incorporate upcycled and/or digital embellishments into their work and to develop their designs and pattern development skills.” To learn more and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is November 15.

Praxis Center believes in artists. We know that the life you’ve chosen is not the path of least resistance, and we are here to support you every step of the way. Whether that looks like helping you manage your time, connect with galleries or find opportunities to move your career forward, we are with you on this journey.

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 Succeed with Social Media Like a Creative Genius.


Photo via: Banff Centre

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