We all know the stereotype of the “struggling artist”. It can be a little scary out there when you are constantly putting yourself on the line for little to no reward! Now, I want you to:
If you’re an artist reading this, then I’m going to go out on a limb and say that you have spent many hours working “for free”. I know I have! My passion for my art has often meant forgoing steady pay for a chance to create.
But you know what? I’m tired of the “struggling artist” stereotype!
Are you an artist reading this? Here’s what I’ll do for you to share the love: I’ll write weekly posts sharing grants and residency opportunities for artists of all disciplines and levels! Check out PART ONE.
Last week I was asked to recommend some residencies so here are some great ones that offer a LOT of support! Feel free to ask questions, and keep on checking @lilyraabe for more arts resources.
3 Artist Opportunities to Help You Thrive!
Artist Opp #1 -- SPACE on Ryder Farm
ABOUT SPACE is an artist residency in upstate New York that is dedicated to arts and social justice. It doesn’t hurt that you get to spend your time living on a family farm that has operated since 1795!
LENGTH OF RESIDENCY 1-2 weeks total, either consecutive or split.
DISCIPLINES Many, with a focus on performing arts and writers.
DEADLINE January 2019
Artist Opp #2 -- Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
ABOUT The Bemis Center hosts an international artist residency program every year that includes a $750 monthly stipend, $500 unrestricted travel stipend, and room and board!
DEADLINE Early 2019!
DISCIPLINES Painting, drawing, poetry, digital animation, sculpture, performance, printmaking, installation, graphic design, music, photography, filmmaking, and more!
Artist Opp #3 -- ResArtis: Worldwide Network of Artist Residencies
ABOUT This is a fun one! The ResArtis network gives you 66 pages of artist residencies to consider from all over the world! I’ll be prospecting this list and sharing highlights, but you might as well have the whole thing!
We are an association of over 600 centers, organisations, and individuals in over 70 countries. Each of our members is dedicated to offering artists, curators, and all manner of creative people the essential time and place away from the pressures and habits of every-day life, an experience framed within a unique geographic and cultural context.
DEADLINES Many. Check this list for upcoming opps!
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