July 10, 2024 | Issue 99

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Mindfulness Activities

Daily Meditation & Contemplative Practice Offerings: Breathing breaks, reflection journaling, monthly morning practice, midweek mantras, mindful drawing, and meditation. This is a virtual offering from Pratt Institute and is free & open to all.

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Watch: Creative Capital Carnival 2024: Artist Project Videos

Creative Capital presents original artist videos showcasing 2024 Creative Capital Awardees projects in Visual Arts & Film/Moving Image. Featured artists include Emily Barker, Nani Chacon, Christy Chan, william cordova, Sofía Córdova, Azza El Siddique, Loira Limbal, Tchaiko Omawale, Anocha Suwichakornpong, and many more.

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Attend: New Accessibility Self-Assessment for Arts and Culture

Organizations Webinar

Open Door Arts has developed a comprehensive electronic accessibility self-assessment tool for arts and culture organizations. The tool has been developed in partnership with experts in the fields of arts and culture, disability, and the ADA and uniquely focuses on the needs of arts and culture organizations while centering the voices and perspectives of people with disabilities. During this session, staff from Open Door Arts will review the purpose of this tool, how it was developed, and how to use it to increase access. There will be time for participants to ask questions of the speakers following the presentation.

Date/Time: Thursday, August 8th, 2024 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

Registration Deadline: August 7th, 2024

Cost: Free

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Toolkit: Arts Advocacy Basics

Advocacy is about educating and informing elected officials, the public, and the media about the importance of the performing arts. Performing Arts Alliance created this toolkit that gives a great overview of the key things to get started in arts advocacy. PAA’s advocacy toolkit contains helpful information for connecting with lawmakers and building relationships that encourage their understanding of and commitment to our sector. The topic is broken into different segments covering contacting policymakers, legalities of lobbying as a nonprofit, what is grassroots advocacy, and more. This is a great tool if you want to begin your advocacy journey or make larger steps with working with policymakers.

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A small action that you can do to help you prepare and survive an emergency!

An Arts Field Guide to Federal Disaster Relief

The NCAPER Field Guide demystifies federal disaster relief for the arts and culture sector. Download or print it before you need it, and put it in a safe digital or physical folder with your other emergency info. Available in English and Spanish.

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Watch: Copyright Basics for Creatives Webinar

It takes a lifetime to create a body of work but only a minute for someone to steal your creative ideas. This hour-long webinar, sponsored by CERF+, will help you find out how to protect your creative ideas with Intellectual Property Attorney and Art Law Journal author Steve Schlackman. Topics covered include copyright infringement, fair use, patents, trademarks, and more.

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Watch: My Student Loans Are Due. Now What?

A reality that may be immediately unsettling for creatives is determining the best way to tackle student loan debt. AAUW partnered with The Institute of Student Loan Advisors (TISLA) to provide information on student loan resources to help people determine what repayment plans are available and what makes the most sense for them as individuals. The webinar provides a deep dive into income-driven repayment plans, discusses how borrowers with Parent PLUS loans can consolidate, and looks ahead at upcoming policy actions that could provide additional relief for people with student loan debt.

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Join the next Artists Thrive Meetup

Our next meet-up is July 25, 2024 at 3:00PM EST.

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Call for Applications: 2024 AAAM Conference Travel Scholarship Application

Through a partnership with the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Office of Strategic Partnerships, AAAM is thrilled to announce 15 scholarships for #AAAM2024 in Baltimore, MD! Scholarship awardees will also receive round-trip domestic airfare, lodging, and a one-year membership. This travel scholarship is open to students, emerging museum professionals, and small museum delegates. Preference will be given to first-time attendees.

Application Deadline: July 23, 2024, 11:59 PM CST

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Call for Applications: New England States Touring Grant

New England States Touring (NEST) funds performances, readings, and screenings of work by regional, national, and international artists presented by New England-based nonprofit organizations. Eligible nonprofits do not need to be arts-based but must be based in New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont), and the artist must be listed as NEST-Eligible on the CreativeGround directory. Grants are available for up to 60% of the artists' fees. Applicants are highly encouraged to contact NEFA staff to confirm that their project fits the program guidelines before applying.

Deadline: August 1, 2024

Grant Amount: $500 - $10,000

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Call for Applications: FY2025 NYSCA Opportunity

Funds are available for creative commissions to individual artists across the state of New York. Applicants must apply through a nonprofit fiscal sponsor. NYSCA embraces the rich diversity of artmaking across New York, and applicants from all artistic practices and disciplines are encouraged to apply. Artists must be sponsored by an arts nonprofit organization. Eligible disciplines for this cycle are choreography commissions, composer compositions, film, media & new technology, folk & traditional arts, interdisciplinary, literature, theater commissions, and visual arts.

Deadline: July 17, 2024

Grant Amount: $10,000 for artist fees and $500 toward organization administrative fees

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Artists Thrive now has it's own community forum! Join conversations with other artists, arts educators, arts administrators, etc.

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