November 22, 2023 | Issue 85

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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Video: Starting your day off right

In this short video, artist Audrey Samantha Romero shares how she makes time to ground herself to make the most of her day.

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Article: Banksy: Street artist 'confirms' first name in lost BBC interview

Everyone loves a good mystery, and for years we have been wondering about the mystery behind artist Banksy. A lost BBC interview from 2003 with reporter Nigel Wrench gives some clues into the artist’s identity. Is this the end of the mystery? Check out the BBC’s article that links to the full interview.

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Join the next Artists Thrive Meetup

Our monthly virtual meet up will be this week - on November 30, 2023 at 3:00PM EST. This call encourages all to share their tips & experiences on applying for grants.

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Article: How Often to Post on Social Media (Instagram, Facebook, and more)

The big question for small businesses owners and art entrepreneurs is how much is the right amount to post on my social media? If you have this question for yourself or for your business, you may consider reading this 9-minute read from Constant Contact. It touches on Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn and more.

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Call for Applications: The Puffin Foundation

The Puffin Foundation is interested in art that educates the public on topical issues. The Foundation gives preference to communities that are under-served by the arts and new & emerging artists. Projects not eligible are travel, conference fees, AI, and education-related expenses. The Puffin Foundation will be funding proposals of environmental artistic activism, fine arts, music, photography, film/video, and theatre. Applicants must be a resident of the United States and must submit a project proposal request form. 

Deadline for request: Dec 1, 2023 

Deadline for submitting: Jan 5, 2024

Grant amount: $1200 - $1500

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Article: The SAG-AFTRA strike is over. Here are 6 things actors got in the new contract.

The Hollywood strikes of 2023 have finally come to an end. SAG-AFTRA reaching an agreement earlier this month, ending one of the longest Hollywood strikes in history. CBS news’ article covers the terms that ended SAG-AFTRA’s strike.

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

Recognize and report fraud

After a disaster, scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals often attempt to take advantage of disaster survivors. Learn more NOW to be alert for and report any suspicious activity with tips after an emergency (available in multiple languages).

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Call for Applications: Mentoring Artist-in-Residence Schedule

Atlantic Center for the Arts Mentoring Artist Endowment partners with Central Florida institutions and their artists in residency to present our public colloquium series OUTreach, featuring talks from mentoring artists. ACA is looking for institutions to host programs while they cover all scheduling and artists travel.

Application Deadline: December 3, 2023

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Call for Applications: Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants

This program provides one-time grants to professional dancers in need, who have a dire financial emergency due to the loss or lack of recent/current live performance work, because of circumstances outside of their control. “Dire financial emergencies“ include the lack or imminent endangerment of essentials such as rental housing, medicine/healthcare, utilities, transportation and food. This grant program aims to provide dancers with greater stability to move forward by covering up to three months of essential expenses, recognizing the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the dance sector. You must present an urgent and critical need for emergency support in your application. 

Deadline: December 1, 2023 at 5:00PM EST 

Grant Amount: Up to $3,000

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Call for Applications: Foundation House Artist Residency Program Application

Foundation House, located in back-country Greenwich, CT, will open its doors for 10 days to six residents, allowing residents the time and space for concentrated creation in beautiful and inspiring surroundings. Foundation House’s mission as a non-profit center for learning is to focus on health, wellness, the environment, and social justice. Each resident will be given a stipend, private bedroom and private or semi-private bathroom, all meals plus full kitchen access, and access to studio space, a wide variety of common areas, and 75 acres of land to explore and enjoy. Residents will eat dinner together every evening to ensure that they are building relationships and are familiarizing themselves with each other's work, facilitating feedback and collaboration. This residency is a working residency.

Application Deadline: December 2, 2023 at 11:59PM

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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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