How are you doing? What’s working and what isn’t? It’s important to pause and take stock of things now and then. If something is holding you back, figure out whether there are ways around it. If something is moving you forward, find ways to incorporate more of it into your day-to-day. It’s all a balance. Your practice, your life outside the studio, your art business – make sure you’re doing things to optimize every moment. Here are a few opportunities to motivate you.
Photo.com invites you to send in a cohesive body of work or portfolio that demonstrates “the elements that abstract into light, texture, shape and shadow.” Winners receive cash prizes. To learn more and to submit your work, visit the website. Deadline is September 5.
The Golden Foundation is accepting applications for residency. This program is designed for painters to help introduce them to a wide array of new materials and techniques. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is September 6.
Manhattan Arts Grant applications for 2024 are now live. In their own words:
“Our grants are often among the first awards an artist or group receives and can help recipients to leverage additional support from other sources. Recommendations for awards are made through a juried selection process comprising artists and arts leaders whose expertise reflects the cultural and creative diversity of Manhattan.”
For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is September 12.
Praxis Center is dedicated to nurturing art careers. We know it can be complicated to keep it all going, so we assemble experts in the field to guide you every step of the way. The only thing missing is you – 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: The Golden Foundation