Looking for something to apply to during those lazy days of summer when you can’t be bothered by deadlines and application fees? How about shooting off a proposal to a college or university? They are always looking for great proposals, and they aren’t usually bound by the constraints of showing something that is commercially viable. They often have a stipend available, and sometimes they'll cover shipping if you just agree to a gallery talk or demo. That sounds like a win-win, doesn’t it.
Rob Robbins is an artist and a professor that has been showing work for over 20 years, and has watched as the trend toward exorbitant entry fees has created a new economy where artists are funding the galleries and award competitions rather than galleries providing revenue streams so artists can keep working. This blog is a resource to help artists show their work in a way that is financially sustainable for them.