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You Get Out What You Put In

Autumn is a time of change. The world around us begins, ever so slightly, to slow. But first and foremost, it is a time of harvest. The work of summer can finally be reaped. In days gone by, it was the time when communities would set their stores for winter, hoping for a bountiful reward for their toil. The phrase “you reap what you sow” comes to mind. This is an apt analogy in many ways for an art career. The work you put in tends to equal the amount you get out. Here are some opportunities to perhaps sow future harvest.

The City of Milwaukee invites artists to apply for a commissioned public art project. In their own words:

In recognition of one of the country’s leading Black woman jurists, politicians, and civil rights leaders, the City of Milwaukee is proudly working to transform a surface parking lot into an activated social space named after Milwaukee’s own traiblazer, Vel R. Phillips.

The Plaza will feature original art work honoring Vel R. Phillips. The final art work will serve as a creative representation of Vel R. Phillips’ work in breaking down social and cultural barriers for women, and women of color, in Wisconsin and around the United States.

The Vel R. Phillips Plaza will also feature informational kiosks to provide educational information about Vel R. Phillips and her vital contributions to the city, state, and nation, in providing support and context for the final commissioned art work.

To learn more, and to apply, visit the website. Deadline is October 9.

Art Omi is accepting applications for artists, critics and curators to gather, collaborate, experiment and share ideas in New York. This residency “nurtures deep creative and professional connections in a vibrant social setting.” To learn more and to apply, visit the website. Deadline is October 15.

Circ Artist Grants support emerging, mid-career and professional artists throughout the year. During the fall 2023 cycle, artists will be awarded $1000 each “to enhance and further their creative practice.” For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline is October 15.

The Circ Artist Grants are open to emerging, mid-career, and professional artists in an international open call, several times throughout the year.

The Circ Artist Grant provides unrestricted funding to artists with a demonstrated commitment to their art. For the Fall 2023 cycle, three artists will be awarded $1000 each to enhance and further their creative practice.

Praxis Center considers it entirely possible to have a successful career in the art world. The key is knowing which tools and resources will serve you along the way. That’s why we continuously assemble experts in the field, helping nurture artists at every stage. Give Praxis a try today and see how far it can take 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 Succeed with Social Media Like a Creative Genius.


Photo credit: City of Milwaukee

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