Forward momentum can be difficult to sustain, particularly when challenges fall in your path. For career artists, this struggle is not only real, it can be daily at times. You psych yourself up, gather all the necessary materials and apply for opportunities – only to be told, not this time. It can be tempting to throw in the towel, decide that this isn’t the life for you. Take a breath. And another. This is the path. Not every opportunity will be a winner. In fact, the winners may be far scarcer than the no thank yous. But I implore you to persevere.
Women’s Studio Workshop is accepting applications for the Studio Residency Grant. This six- to eight-week residency is designed to allow artists time to create new work in any of the available studio disciplines: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, photography, or ceramics. The grant comes with a $350/week stipend, up to $500 in materials budget, up to $250 continental U.S. travel funding, on-site housing and 24/7 studio access. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is November 15.
Emerging or early-career NYC-based artists are invited to apply to Smack Mellon’s Artist Studio Program. The program offers six artists free studio space in Dumbo, Brooklyn. the 2024-2025 program begins September 5, 2024 and runs through August 5, 2025. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is November 20.
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest invites artists to apply for residency. In their own words:
“Up to 4 artists are selected for residencies at Bernheim on an annual basis, each with a stipend of $2500. One residency is always dedicated to a regional artist currently living in Kentucky or in Clark and Floyd counties of Southern Indiana. One residency is dedicated to an artist whose work addresses environmental issues and climate change.”
For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is November 27.
Praxis Center exists because we know how difficult it can be to get ahead in the art world. We’ve seen it, lived it, unlocked some truths, and gathered experts to help you along the way. Don’t give up, give Praxis a try.
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: Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest