December 27, 2023 | Issue 87

Your Path to Thriving


self-care offerings


opportunities that bring people together


tips from experts


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: How To Master The Art Of Success-Driven Goals For Business

Many artists enter the world of being an entrepreneur trying to sell their work. This article from Forbes is focused on the success of goals created by entrepreneurs to achieve business success in 2024.

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Article: New York Times - Best Art Photos of 2023

Explore the dynamic landscape of the arts in 2023 through the lens of The New York Times. From captivating performances to groundbreaking exhibitions, this article captures the essence of a year filled with creativity and innovation. Delve into the highlights of cultural phenomena, artistic triumphs, and the evolving trends that have defined the artistic scene in 2023. Immerse yourself in the vivid tapestry of the arts, as The New York Times unveils a compelling narrative of the year's most significant cultural moments.

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Join the next Artists Thrive Meetup

There's no meet-up in December.

Our next meet-up is January 25, 2023 at 3:00PM EST.

This call encourages all to share their tips & experiences on applying for grants.

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Take the Artists Thrive Assessment

The most crucial first step in creating the right goal is to assess where you are right now. Incorporate the Artists Thrive assessment tool into your goal-setting practice to align with goals you may not have prioritized before. Take it alone or with a group of friends. The survey has multiple parts that you may pick and choose from that may align more with the direction of your goals. We have a survey for artists and those that work with artists.

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Set Goals the Artists Thrive Way

Here at Artists Thrive, we recognize that one of the key components of thriving is setting goals and having a plan to achieve them. Visit our Goal Center to create your SMART goals, WOOP goals, or your own personalized style.

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Video: Self-awareness helps define goals

Baang shares about his journaling practice to be present and listen to himself. His goals are toward freedom, peace, engagement with the world, and happiness rather than material success and fame.

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

Create secure digital storage

Scan important documents like insurance policies, identification documents and medical records and store them on a secure, password-protected jump drive or in the cloud along with other emergency info. See the website for other ways to get tech-ready.

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Call for Applications: Aperture Portfolio Prize

The Aperture Portfolio Prize aims to identify trends in contemporary photography and highlight artists whose work deserves greater recognition. The Aperture Portfolio Prize is open exclusively to Aperture magazine print subscribers. Applicants can be based anywhere worldwide.

Deadline: January 5, 2024 

Prize: Published in Aperture magazine and will receive a $3,000 cash prize, a $1,000 gift card to shop for gear at, and an exhibition organized by Aperture in New York City.

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Call for Applications: Leah Ryan Fund

All women, trans, and non-binary playwrights who consider themselves emerging (as distinct from fledgling or mid-career playwrights) are eligible to apply for The Leah. Playwrights from all over the world are encouraged to apply, but the play must be written in English. Eligibility does not require that a submitted work adhere to the traditional three-act structure. One-acts, two-acts (even four-, five-, six- acts), monologues, adaptations, and any other wild (or deceptively tame) format will be considered with equal seriousness. The only absolute requirement is that the submitted text be a completed full-length work for theater. No musicals will be accepted at this time.

Application Deadline: January 8, 2024

Grant Amount: $5,000

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Call for Applications: Anderson Center at Tower View 2024 Deaf Artists Residency Program

The Anderson Center at Tower View’s Deaf Artists Residency (DAR) provides 5 Deaf artists the opportunity to come together to live, work and share ideas in ASL, while advancing their own personal artistic projects. DAR is the only residency opportunity in the world devoted exclusively to Deaf artists. The program was created in 2014 to enact the vision of a Deaf visual artist, Cynthia Weitzel, who designed and leads the program. Deaf Artists Residency is designed for artists who use American Sign Language and/or Protactile as their native or adopted language. All artists and creatives in the Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Late Deafened, and Hard of Hearing community are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be Deaf artists based in the United States of America are eligible to participate.

Application Deadline: January 9, 2024 at 12:00PM ECST

Residency Stipend: $1,400, free housing

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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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