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Praxis Center Membership

Everything you need to make it in the Art World, in one place. Includes personal support from Editors, Gallerists and Grant Writers

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What can you get for $40 a month? If you’re a coffee drinker you can’t get a small fresh brewed coffee every day for under $50 a month at most places.

What if I told you that for just $40 a month you could have unlimited access to a full suite of courses designed for artists just like you who want to unlock the knowledge to take their careers to the next level?

Right now when you enroll at Praxis Center for Aesthetic Studies you gain access to two of our signature courses, Getting Your Art Exhibited and Grant Writing as well as six more plus an option for an additional course. All for just $40 a month.

But there’s more. In addition to these amazing courses, you will also have full access to our virtual classroom where a team of experts are ready to offer personal feedback on your website, artist statement, bio, and much more.

Intrigued? Then read on…

Praxis Center Membership is your personal roadmap to approaching galleries and getting your work shown. Through personal feedback and expert instruction you will gain the tools and confidence you need to take the leap.

Praxis Students don’t just learn, they do. During the course you will experience success as you follow along with our step by step guide to getting your art exhibited. You will have access to a New York Gallerist who can answer your questions. You will see her videos on how to approach a gallerist and get them interested in your work.

Support and feedback are given through a private virtual classroom where all students can ask questions and get personal answers.

The cost of this course is now only $40 or (37 euros including tax) a month, and that monthly amount includes personal support mentioned above, fresh grant lists and opportunities, plus seven more courses.

If you purchase a yearly membership, you will get an extra course - Patrons and Sponsors which is a $795 value on its own!

Bundle 1: Getting Your Art Exhibited + Grant Writing + six more courses, website review, editing, full access to virtual classroom all for $40/month.

Bundle 2: Getting Your Art Exhibited + Grant Writing + Patrons & Sponsors (a $795 value) + six more courses, website review, editing, full access to virtual classroom all for a yearly subscription cost of $595

Monthly Subscription$480/year
(Bundle 1)
Patrons & Sponsors $795
Bundle 2 Discount -$ 680

What a deal! Just the writing courses alone will improve your chances of getting galleries, grants, and more, and you will get personal feedback. As soon as you enroll you can meet me in the private Facebook classroom and I will look at your website and begin answering your questions.

Try it for one month and see if it meets your expectations. If you are not satisfied with your results, you can always cancel your enrollment. Or try it for a year if you're feeling good about this and want to save money.

Here is what you can expect from the Galleries course:

In this course, you will learn how to crack the code of how artists find and secure gallery representation. For many struggling art-makers, this can feel like an impossible barrier to cross, as though it were only the select and special few whose work gets to be shown in public. After this course, you will see that there are a handful of practical steps to help you get your artwork into the gallery of your choosing. The curriculum covers everything from finding a gallery that fits your aesthetic to techniques to communicating with gallerists to getting your work into that first group show. In the end, you will learn just what needs to happen to make sure your work is seen in the world.

You will learn how to get past the gatekeepers of the art world!

By signing up for the course, not only will you receive a digital copy of Brainard Carey’s book Making It In The Art World, you will also get full access to this wide-ranging curriculum and its related video content, as well as the seven other courses above.

This is a self-paced eight-week course, so you can take it when you have time. You will have lifetime access to the material, as well as support and feedback from a teacher in a private online classroom.

Read what students are saying (taken right from the classroom comments where you will meet many artists, including the ones below)

And when you’re finished, just click enroll and take the first step on the journey toward a thriving art career!

"I just had my first studio visit and she took 6 paintings - Also A show in February"

- Ann Friedlander

"I just set up a coffee date with a professor from Italy to talk over the Light show you posted. Thanks for the info and inspiration to use info as a tool to make deeper connections within my community :D

-Noah Saunders

"Excited to join the class and want to thank Brainard for being generous with resources. I applied to the Odessa Biennial that Brainard mentioned and got in! This will be my first international show and a homecoming to my native Ukraine. Much gratitude"

- Tatyana Ostapenko

"I have news to share and I hope this is an encouragement to all. I did the course work and first worked on fine tuning the website and bio. thanks to all that helped but this is really a shout out to Brainard's suggestions. THEY WORK. I am happy to share I just achieved my third gallery and each gallery is a step up in my career. Do what he says and it will work for you. THANK YOU Brainard for sharing your knowledge.

- Ct Cummins

"I took some of the things I learned in your class and applied them! I had a studio visit with the owner of a small gallery on the lower east side. She said that she was interested in working with me... Also, I had the visit today, she said she is booked until June (month long shows). We talked a little about designing a solo show, and that she would want to see what I had planned."

- Justin Cloud

"Your techniques and advice/support was very helpful. After a 2 day business trip to SF from LA and contacting 15 SF galleries and 4 curators for appointments I connected to the right one, and 2 weeks later she offered me a solo show for next month because her other artist needed more time and she had the slot open & knew I had the work. So again, thank you."

- Carole Silverstein

Your Instructor

Brainard Carey
Brainard Carey

Brainard Carey has written three books for artists; Making it in the Art World, New Markets for Artists, and The Art World Demystified.

Carey interviews major and minor figures from all over the art world for Yale University radio. He is an educator and also an artist that has had major shows like The Whitney Museum Biennial and many others.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
Depending on how you signed up, we have monthly and annual subscription plans. You may renew your subscription as long as you like.

Courses Included with Purchase

Grants & How to Write Them - Funding Your Art Practice
Grant writing guidance from finding to finishing the grant
Brainard Carey
Writing Statements, Bios, and Press Releases
How to Put Your Best Foot Forward in Writing Statements / Press Releases / Bio / Letters
Brainard Carey
Social Media Strategy & Web Design for Artists
Social Media Strategies for artists
Brainard Carey
Time Management for Artists - Creating More Studio Time
How to effectively manage time and be in the studio more
Brainard Carey
Kickstarter School for Artists / Strategies
All you need to know about launching a successful Kickstarter project!
Brainard Carey
Art Theory & Essential Reading for Artists
Critical Reading / Books for Artists
Brainard Carey
Taxes and Art - A Financial Primer
Taxes and Financial Planning for Artists
Brainard Carey
Selling Art Online
What You Need To Know To Build an Online Sales Strategy
Brainard Carey
Mini Courses and Lectures
Praxis Teachers

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