Periodically, we pose questions to artists about issues they face in their work and lives. This month, we asked practitioners in a variety of disciplines, What is your greatest need, as an artist? Michelle Marroquin, choreographer My needs, if all things were possible? 1. Funding that would be earmarked specifically for dancers to engage in new work. Residencies might … [Read more...]
Historic Artist Opportunities
Of Note: The National Museum of African American History & Culture has opened in Washington DC. Poets Entries are now being accepted for the New Criterion's Poetry Prize of $3,000 and publication by St. Augustine's Press. The prize is given annually for a poetry collection that pays close attention to form. Erica Dawson, Roger Kimball, and David Yezzi will judge. Submit … [Read more...]
Apply Now for an Artist Fellowship in Crafts, Dramatic Writing, and Sculpture/Installation/New Genres
We're thrilled to announce the launch of the 2017 Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowship Program. The Artist Fellowships are unrestricted, anonymously judged, competitive grants for individual artists in recognition of artistic excellence. Fellowship awards are currently $12,000. Finalist awards are $1,000. There are two deadlines per fiscal year, divided by discipline. … [Read more...]
How Do You Approach the Business of Art?
Periodically, we pose a question to artists about an issue they face in their work and lives. It can be challenging to balance artistic creation with the financial, marketing, or other career aspects of artists' work. Artists are encouraged to see their art career as a "business" - but how does that translate into practice? We asked artists in different disciplines, What is … [Read more...]