November 8, 2023 | Issue 84

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: Teleprompter! Makeup! Gavel! Art Auctions Become ‘Must-See TV.’

The New York Times covers the new trend of folks moving to social media to watch livestreams of art auctions. People are going to Youtube, Instagram and TikTok to watch the action happen. Is the new wave of art auctioning the new must see sport?

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Article: 10 Art Books We’re Reading This November

Hyperallergic has created a list of books that will bring you some warmth through this time that we may need our spirits lifted. Memoirs, politics, poems, and more can be found on the list. Hyperallergic, also, has a discount code for you to save 10% on each book.

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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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Call for Proposals: The Association for the Study of African American Life and History Annual Meeting & Conference

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History is hosting their annual conference for 2024 in Pittsburgh. They are seeking proposals for their theme "African American arts and artisans". Submissions types accepted include papers, pop-ups, poster, session, roundtables, workshops and media.

Early Bird Submissions: March 18, 2024 at 11:59PM EST

Conference Dates: September 25-29, 2024

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Free Event: The Art of the Open Studio: Best Practices for Showcasing Your Studio and Artwork

Artwork Archive presents this free virtual session to learn how to make your open studio event a success with creative tips from professional artists. This informative webinar covers questions to consider before hosting, studio design, artwork display, marketing strategies, engaging with visitors, and follow-up practices. Whether you're preparing for your first open studio or seeking to enhance your existing one, this webinar will help you tailor the experience to your unique goals. Join for expert advice and a Q&A session to address your specific queries.

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Article: The Art Versus The Artist Is A Personal Choice — And It’s Worth Reexamining

Huffpost's Candice Frederick writes this article that explores the complex issue of separating an artist's work from their personal behavior. What's the best way to appraoch the art after the artist is cancelled? Should we lose every piece of art that has a scandal attached? Is there hope to be "un-cancelled" in the future?

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Free Event: Live Q&A: Solidarity Economy - Can Loans Be Ethical?

Join the Boston Ujima Project's Fund & Business Alliance team for a live Q&A session on ethical (non-extractive) loans. This free event explores the challenges faced by creatives in obtaining ethical loans for small businesses and discusses non-extractive funds as part of the Solidarity Economy movement. Learn about their mission, successes, and how to get involved in your community.

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

Tips for salvaging treasures

With patience and prompt action, cherished and irreplaceable objects can be saved after a disaster. The Heritage Emergency National Task Force offers basic guidelines from professional conservators, in multiple languages.

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Call for Applications: Bernheim’s Artist in Residence Program

Bernheim's Artist in Residence Program is looking for applicants for their four spots. Artists are encouraged to explore ideas that reinforce Bernheim’s mission of connecting people with nature and to use their residency to take risks, experiment, and explore new avenues in their own work. Two of the spots are designated - one for a regional artist currently living in Kentucky or in Clark and Floyd counties of Southern Indiana and one for an artist whose work addresses environmental issues and climate change. Visual artists of all mediums with the broadest range of diverse perspectives and experiences are encouraged to submit.

Application Deadline: November 27, 2023 at midnight EST

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Call for Applications: Smack Mellon 2024-25 Artist Studio Program

Smack Mellon is seeking applicants for six artists working in all visual arts media a free private studio space accessible 24/7 and a possible fellowship. Studios are located in Brooklyn. This is open only to emerging artists in New York City. Facilities include a digital production lab, including a set of 27″ iMac workstations professionally configured for video and graphics editing, calibrated monitors, HD projector, stereo monitor speakers, flatbed film scanners, a wide-format photo printer, a color laser printer, a newly implemented reference library, and much more.

Application Deadline: November 20, 2023

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Call for Applications: SFER IK Award

SFER IK Museion in Tulum, Mexico, invites artists from diverse disciplines to participate in an open call competition for the creation of groundbreaking art works using artificial intelligence to be placed at the enchanting natural environment of the Tulum Jungle. This unique opportunity allows artists to conceive installations, sculptures, interventions and land art works that transcend conventional boundaries and explore the intersection between art, technology and nature.

Deadline: November 17, 2023

Grant Amount: $100,000

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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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