July 26, 2023 | Issue 77

Your Path to Thriving


self-care offerings


opportunities that bring people together


tips from experts

Video: Do schools kill creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson delivers a hilarious TED talk that challenges the school systems’ approach to creativity and what can be done to nurture creative nature from the moment a person enters the school system.

Learn More →

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.

Sign up for a session →

Article: Thieves Steal Sculptures from Set of ‘Beetlejuice 2’

Saying “Beetlejuice…Beetlejuice…Beetlejuice….” won't bring back the original sculptures to the set of Beetlejuice 2! Vermont State Police are investigating the disappearance of multiple set pieces on July 14 and July 17, 2023. Officials hope to generate some leads by reaching out to the public about the disappearance of the statues.

Learn More →

Workbook: Estate Planning for Visual Artists

The Joan Mitchell Foundation and Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston collaborated in 2015 to create the Estate Planning Workbook for Visual Artists. The workbook serves as a guide for artists to understand and create an estate plan, addressing both physical artwork and intellectual property concerns. It covers key elements of estate planning, such as legacy vehicles, wills, trusts, power of attorney, healthcare proxy, living will, choosing personal representatives, copyright, and other aspects. The workbook is part of the Foundation's Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) initiative, providing resources and tools for artists in studio organization, documentation, and artwork inventorying.

Read More →

Video: CERF+’s - Lynsey Richelle's Air Quality Video

It is important to address different risks based on where we work and live. In this video, Lynsey Richelle talks about air quality safety in a small metals studio. The key moments include shop safety, sharing the love, keeping dust contained, using masks, and more.

Read More →

Professional Development: Career Advice

NYFA offers Career Advice services for individuals and organizations, providing practical and actionable guidance from industry professionals and NYFA staff. Services include NYFA Coaching, Doctor's Hours, and Work Sample Reviews, covering topics like job search in the arts, proposal writing, fundraising, and strategic planning. NYFA Coaching offers personalized one-on-one attention for creatives seeking career advice on various topics like art career planning, resume, cover letter, portfolio reviews, fundraising, marketing, and leadership development. Appointments can be booked with NYFA affiliated professionals.

Session Rates: $40 - $80

Session Time Slots: 20, 30 or 40-minute sessions

Learn More →

Emergency Grant: Foundation for Contemporary Arts

The Foundation for Contemporary Arts provides urgent funding for visual and performing artists who experience sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public, with insufficient time to seek other sources of funding, or who encounter unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates. Applicants must primarily work in the United States, but their projects may be located in the United States or abroad.

Deadline: Rolling

Grant Amount: $500 - $3,000

Learn More →

Call for Applications: Southern Prize and State Fellowships for Literary Arts

The Southern Prize and State Fellowships for Literary Arts are open to individual artists residing in the South Arts region. Applicants must submit an application, a writing sample, an artist's statement, and a resume or CV. All applicants must live in the South Arts region: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. All career stages of writers are eligible to apply.

Application Deadline: September 8, 2023

Application Fee: $25

Awards: Prizes from $5,000 - $25,000

Learn More →

Call for Submissions: AXS Film Fund

The AXS Film Fund supports creators of color in documentary filmmaking or nonfiction new media who identify as living with a disability. It aims to increase visibility for often overlooked creators. While a person of color with a disability should be a key contributor, diverse teams can apply. AXS Film Fund funds up to five creators a year.

Application Deadline: July 31, 2023

Grant Amount: $10,000

Learn More →

Facebook  Twitter  Instagram