June 26, 2024 | Issue 98

Your Path to Thriving


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Thriving Story: Acknowledging barriers leads to authenticity

Pablo Guerra-Monje describes how barriers of time, money, living with ADHD, and the necessity of self-promotion hinder his creative work. Pablo is seeking to be more authentic and align more with his values in his art.

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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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Article: Artists are fleeing Instagram to keep their work out of Meta’s AI

The Washington Post reports on a new app that creatives are flocking to in order to keep their work away from heavily AI-driven social feeds. Cara has grown its user base from 40,000 to 650,000 in a week because of its focus on protecting artists and their work from being stored in AI databases.

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Video: How to Create an Unforgettable Brand

Catherine Borzym gives tips in this short video with SEA Conference on how to create an unforgettable brand. Borzym is a self described graphic design, website & branding ninja and lifelong entrepreneur. Her company, Kiwi Avenue works with small businesses, churches, and award winning speakers to build attention-grabbing brands. She’s also worked with Columbia University and Apple to create websites and branding that compel action and grow sales.

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

Get help through social media and apps

Social media has become an integral part of disaster response and recovery. Even if you don’t use social media in your day to day life, consider being prepared to use it in case of an emergency. Also download free emergency and severe weather alert apps.

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Resource: Grant Writing Tips

The Montana Arts Council created a 10-page guide with helpful grant writing tips, in addition to ways to find grants for people in Montana. The link below will take you to an overview with a direct link to the handbook at the top.

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Request for Qualifications: West Harbor Waterfront Public Art

Angels Gate Cultural Center (the designated Public Art Advisor for the West Harbor Waterfront Development in San Pedro, CA), is seeking multiple proposals for public art of various mediums, including but not limited to, murals, large scale sculpture, sound art, digital art projections / video displays, and multi-sensory experiences. Selected projects will demonstrate unique artistic perspectives and approaches that are interested in investigating the Port of Los Angeles and topics relevant to our local diverse communities that call San Pedro home. This opportunity seeks applications from professional artists/artist-teams based in California. All applicants must be over the age of 18. Artists must be eligible to work in the United States and have a valid U.S. Social Security or Tax Identification Number by the application deadline. The Request for Qualifications is open to all eligible artists, the Request for Proposals is by invitation only.

Deadline: July 8, 2024 at 11:59PM PST

Project Budget: $1,000 - $80,000

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Join the next Artists Thrive Meetup

Our next meet-up is June 27, 2024 at 3:00PM EST. Join online and connect with fellow artists.

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Call for Applications: Sight/Geist: Film and Performance

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation is excited to announce an open call for its fourth season of Sight/Geist, a series that supports emerging NYC-based film and performance artists. Submissions will be for fall-winter 2024-25 programming at The 8th Floor, the Foundation’s gallery near Union Square. The primary applicant must be at least 18 years old, maintain their primary residence in New York City, and self-identify as an “emerging” artist (this can mean any age over 18, including early-career, self-trained, newly graduated, and those currently enrolled in undergraduate/graduate programs). Proposals should have experimental and/or pedagogical approach to the Foundation’s mission of art and social justice.

Application Deadline: June 25, 2024

Grant: $300 - $1,000

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Call for Applications: VH AWARD

The VH AWARD supports emerging media artists who engage with the context of Asia through an online residency program and exhibitions of commissioned works across various global platforms. The field of competition includes audiovisual screen-based artworks including video art, motion graphics, animation, games and films, etc. Open to artists from Asia, as well as individuals or collectives of Asian descent and diasporas from all over the world.

Application Deadline: July 5, 2024

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Call for Applications: Malamegi Lab Rome Art Prize

The art prize Malamegi Lab, is a contest for contemporary art open to all kind of artists. Works allowed in the competition are: drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, graphics, mix media and video. A great opportunity for the artists, which can win a cash prize, have the opportunity to exhibit the artworks and much more. The contest is addressed to professional and amateur artists, graphic designers, painters, photographers, etc.. from all over the world. 

Application Deadline: July 10, 2024

Award: 5,000

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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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