April 10, 2024 | Issue 94

Your Path to Thriving


self-care offerings


opportunities that bring people together


tips from experts


Thriving Stories: Networking and generosity helps the ecosystem thrive

Amos Cochran describes how creating a network of other artists – especially those outside of his discipline of music – made a difference in his work. He is now able to compensate those who help him and believes that generosity will help the arts ecosystem thrive.

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

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Add a link in your emergency info folder to Houston Arts Alliance's portal to strategies and resources for overcoming damage in the wake of a disaster. Includes info on risk assessment, calculating loss, navigating insurance, continuing to work, and more.

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Article: Are you ready for tax season?

NYFA's article gives three important tips if you are starting your taxes now in the last week before the April 15 deadline. Which tip do you think is most important to add to your artistic business?

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Summit Registration is Open!

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Call for Applications: Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships

The Poetry Foundation awards 5 Fellowships annually to support exceptional US poets, one of the largest awards offered in the US. Applicants must be accepted into the Poetry Foundation's portal and be 21-31 years old.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2024

Fellowship Prize: $27,000

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Video: ArtUp - Tax Prep for Artists

This video session from Ken Sturgis, CPA covers the key questions: How do I handle sales tax? Can I deduct that meal? How about a home office/studio? What is this mileage log thing that everyone is always talking about?

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Call for Applications: The Latinx Project

The Latinx Project is looking for emerging or mid-career artists based in the United States for their artist in residency program. They will be required to present a solo exhibition with at least one new work. The most compelling applications engage with larger contemporary or historic dialogues in Latinx Studies.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2024

Honorarium: $10,000 and $5,000 production budget

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Join the next Artists Thrive Meetup

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

This month we will discuss tips for moving your workspace outdoors.

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Call for Applications: The Interchange Program

The Interchange Program is for artists who create impactful work with a socially-engaged creative practice. This is specifically for artists in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. The program takes place over 18 months and requires two professional development retreats. Fellowships also include professional development experiences, peer networks access, and one-on-one mentoring.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2024 5:00 PM CST

Honorarium: $25,000

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Call for Applications: Anonymous Was A Woman Environmental Art Grants

NYFA administers the Anonymous Was A Woman Environmental Art Grants that support environmental art projects that inspire thought, action, and ethical engagement. Proposals should illustrate thorough consideration of a project’s ecological and social ethics. Environmental art projects that qualify for this program may focus on the following themes, but are not limited to: regeneration, eco-social engagement, decarbonization as decolonization, ecofeminism, climate change/climate collapse, systems-restoration, interspecies relationships, natural or built systems, recycling and repurposing, clean energy production, and bioplastics. All projects must hold a public engagement component by August 31, 2025.

Application Deadline: April 16, 2024 at 5:00 PM

Grant Amount: $20,000

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Call for Applications: SOZO Fellowship Pilot

SOZO Fellowship Pilot is a 6-month coaching program designed to equip full time working, mid-career independent artists with sustainability and entrepreneurship training to reach new heights in their livelihood and creative endeavors. Mid-career, defined as having a minimum of 6-10 years of professional paid work experiences in the business of arts, such as touring and developing commissioned works. Artists whose primary income is from full time employment outside the non-profit cultural sector or teaching are not eligible.

Application Deadline: April 18, 2024 at 11:59PM PST

Honorarium: $2,000

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