April 24, 2024 | Issue 95

Your Path to Thriving


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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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Works from artists with disabilities featured in historic exhibition in San Francisco

Jeffrey Brown with PBS reports on the 50th anniversary of the Creative Growth Arts Center that supports artists with developmental, mental and physical disabilities. This short interview will make you want to take a visit to San Francisco to see for yourself.

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

What can you least afford to lose?

Make a list of things related to your studio and career that you can least afford to lose. This might include your purchased or handed-down tools ceramic glaze recipes, mailing list, computer passwords or documentation.

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Article: Why Do Artists Keep Painting Self-Portraits?

Emily Steer with Artsy.net gives a look into the decades long (if not centuries) practice of artists creating self-portraits. This is reflected in GRIMM galleries' and the National Museum of Cardiff's exhibitions. Why is this practice still relevant today? Take a look at this article and/or visit a gallery today.

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Call for Applications: Creative Impact Fund - Assembly for the Arts

Assembly for the Arts introduces the Creative Impact Fund (CIF), an unrestricted grant designed to support the growth of an artist’s creative practice and advance their impact on the region. The CIF will award seventeen forward-thinking artists and creatives with a grant of unrestricted funds in addition to business development support. The CIF is open to artists living and working in Cuyahoga County, Ohio who have been creating impactful and inventive artistic work for three or more years in the disciplines of craft, dance, design, film, interdisciplinary work, media, music, theatre & performance, traditional arts, visual art, and writing/literary art.

Deadline: May 31, 2024 at 11:59PM

Grant Amount: $10,000

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Join the next Artists Thrive Meetup

Our next meet-up is tomorrow April 25, 2024 at 3:00PM EST. This month we will discuss tips for moving your workspace outdoors.

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Article: What Does a Successful Art Career Look Like? We Asked 15 Artists How They Define Success

Defining success can be challenging within different artistic medium with such diverse outputs and no exact copy and paste way to quantify success. This article gives the perspective of how 15 different artists define success.

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Call for Applications: Processing Foundation Fellowship Program

The Processing Foundation has announce the open call for their 2024 Fellowship Program, themed ‘Sustaining Community: Expansion & Access.’ They seek to support innovative projects from artists, designers, activists, educators, engineers, researchers, coders, collectives, and many more, who are working at the intersection of creative technology, art, and open-source software. The fellowship includes a commitment of 200 hours to proposed projects over the course of June 15 - October 31, 2024. The topics associated with this year are Archival Practices: Code & New Media, Open-Source Governance, Disability Justice in Creative Tech, and Access & AI.

Application Deadline: May 2, 2024

Honorarium: $10,000

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Call for Applications: The Vanguard Arts Fund

The Vanguard Arts Fund at Olney Theatre Center provides developmental support to diverse teams of artists interested in creating theatrical works. From the early drafts of a new play, to a concept for a classic adaptation to the first song of a musical, they provide workshop time for various stages of a work’s development process. A successful proposal for new work will bring together more than one generative artist in an interdisciplinary fashion to explore new or classic stories.

Application Deadline: May 8, 2024 at 11:59PM

Grant: $2,000 - $20,000

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Call for Applications: Cali Catalyst

The Center for Cultural Innovation presents California Art Leadership Investments (CALI) Catalyst program launched in 2021 to provide financial support and validation to individuals whose frontline work to upend the status quo in the arts and culture sector is creating tangible change and moving the needle towards greater equity and inclusion. Applicants must be an arts worker and full-time California resident.

Application Deadline: May 6, 2024 at 11:59 PM PST

Grant Amount: $7,500

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Join Our Community Forum

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

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Call for Applications: Artist Opportunities in Ohio

Artist Opportunities grants support Ohio artists who have opportunities that will significantly impact their professional growth or have projects that will contribute to the vitality of their community. This grant is open to artists of all disciplines, at any stage of their career, and include all types of artistic practice. Applicants can be classified as emerging or professional. All applicants must be a resident of Ohio for at least 8 months and throughout the duration of funding year.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2024

Award: $500 - $2,500

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