Every time you send off a portfolio of your work to a gallery, curator, grant program, slide registry or other such person or entity, you take the risk of being rejected and disappointed.
While artists with disabilities face unique challenges in their careers, artist-in-residency programs present an even greater challenge.
Photographing other artists’ work is not as rewarding as doing your own work, but it does allow me to do my own art without having to worry about funding.
I do my best to apply to opportunities (grants, exhibits, residencies, awards) on a regular basis, maybe 5-6 per year. My goal is to get one. Because rejection can become discouraging, I always try to have a few applications out there, rather than applying to one thing and then waiting for the acceptance/rejection letter.