September 13, 2023 | Issue 80

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: Stolen Van Gogh handed to Dutch art sleuth in Ikea bag

For fans of heist movies, this is the article for you. This story tells the tale of the efforts of Arthur Brand and his team to track down a stolen painting until its safe return.

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Article: Cecily Brown’s Attempt to Make Impossible Art

Cecily Brown's paintings are an attempt to blend fiery Abstract Expressionism and cool, eerie influences of her European predecessors. The result is often unsettling and challenging, but it is also undeniably powerful. According to The New Yorker, Brown's work is "a kind of visual poetry that is both visceral and intellectual." If you're looking for art that will challenge and provoke you, then Cecily Brown is definitely worth checking out.

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Free Courses: CreativeStudy - Solidarity Economy Focused

We are excited to announce two new courses on the Solidarity Economy made through a collaboration between and our friends at CreativeStudy! Creatives around the world are working together, placing people and the planet over profit to create thriving businesses, investments, and creative work. You can too! Visit, create an account, and watch for free:

Please share these two amazing resources with your community of artists and cultural workers!

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Video: Conscious and Sustainable Studio Habits: Prolonged Sitting

CERF+ has this helpful video from their Self-Care and Your Studio Practice series, Conscious and Sustainable Studio Habits: Prolonged Sitting. Missy Graff Ballone, Founder of Wellness for Makers visits with Loren Abbate, a printmaker and co-curator of Deep Space Gallery, and addresses the common issues that artists experience in their hands as a result of excessive phone and computer usage.

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Call for Applications: NALAC Artist & Organization Grants

The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) is the nation’s premier nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to the Latino arts field. The application for the 2024 NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA) grant program is now open. Latinx artists and organizations of all disciplines based in the U.S. and Puerto Rico may apply for a NFA grant award. The grant supports artists whose work demonstrates excellence and the potential for impacting the Latinx arts field. Applicants must have an active NALAC membership.

Submission Deadline: September 25, 2023

Award Amount: $10,000

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Join the next Artists Thrive Meetup

Our monthly virtual meet up will be on September 28, 2023 at 3:00PM EST and encourages all to share their tips & experiences on making small goals achievable.

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Call for Applications: The Artadia Awards

Each year, Artadia has an open-call application made available in each of the seven active partner cities. Supporting artists equitably is a critical part of the Artadia Award process: they consider the unique populations of each community and are proud to reflect our country’s diversity with an Awardee pool that is over 50 percent female and over 40 percent persons of color. Applicants must be a contemporary visual artist, making artwork for presentation in a contemporary art context: museum, galleries, arts non-profit, the public art realm, etc. Artadia does not fund filmmakers making films for distribution in cinematic venues, or those working in choreography presented outside of a contemporary art context.

Submission Deadlines: September 15 & October 1, 2023

Award Amount: $15,000

Active Cities: Boston (9/15) and Atlanta (10/1)

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Call for Applications: Canva Community Awards

The beloved design software Canva is hosting Community Awards! Canva is allowing folks to nominate designers over 18 years old to nominate themselves or others for up to 10 awards including Stellar Storyteller, Creative Powerhouse, Canva Legend and more.

Nomination Deadline: October 16, 2023 at 5PM EST

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Call for Applications: Re:Generation 2024

Monument Lab Re:Generation supports teams of two or more individuals working together to create a new or expand an existing public-facing project. This project is sponsored by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. For the 2024 round of Re:Generation we are emphasizing the selection of projects with creative representation and interpretation of erased, suppressed, or threatened stories and histories. We especially encourage applications for projects that have the potential to shift local and regional narratives, particularly in contexts where interventions into the commemorative landscape could foster wider transformations.

Submission Deadline: October 2, 2023

Informational Webinar: September 15, 2023

Grant Amount: $100,000

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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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