Funding. It’s critical for the success of any artistic career, but as you have no doubt discovered, it can be hard to come by. Choosing to pursue your dream of becoming a professional artist means you may not have the regular revenue that 9-5 offers. It is imperative that seeking out sources of funding becomes a regular part of your artistic practice. Here are a few opportunities to get you started.
Holy Art invites Asian artists to submit their work for the annual Best Asian Artist art contest. There are cash awards for the top selected artists and all selected applicants will participate in a virtual show reaching a potential 3.5 million people each week. For more information and to submit your work, visit the website. Deadline is December 29.]
Creative Debuts invites UK-based Black artists to submit their work for consideration for the Black Artists Grant. This unrestricted grant can be used to develop new work, buy equipment, travel, research, visit exhibitions – whatever the artist chooses. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline is December 31.
The Moniker Foundation in collaboration with Creative Debuts invites digital artists to apply for the Digital Artists Grant. This unrestricted grant of 500 GBP is awarded to a selected artist each month for use on whatever the recipient chooses. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Applications open in January and deadlines are rolling until July.
Praxis Center is dedicated to helping artists succeed in their pursuit of a professional track. We understand the challenges faced and offer real solutions to help every artist achieve their dream career. Join Praxis today and see how far it can take you.
Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis for Aesthetics. He has written six books for artists, most recently Making it in the Art World.