September 27, 2023 | Issue 81

Your Path to Thriving


self-care offerings


opportunities that bring people together


tips from experts


Article: Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Reinstalled Modern & Contemporary Galleries Display Expanded View of Artists’ Voices

The Smithsonian American Art Museum reopened its modern and contemporary galleries on September 22. The installation, “American Voices and Visions: Modern and Contemporary Art”, acknowledges the multifaceted narratives, identities and artistic practices that exist in the United States by including the often-overlooked histories and contributions by Asian American, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, LGBTQ+ and women artists, part of a museum-wide effort to provide a more expansive view of American art. “American Voices and Visions” brings together nearly more than 100 artworks from the museum’s wide-ranging collection, integrating a range of media and practices from across the museum’s collection areas—including photography, video, craft and work by self-taught artists.

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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: 29 Must-See Exhibitions Opening Across the United States This Fall

Vogue Magazine presents a list of the top 29 must-see exhibitions opening this fall across the United States. Some museums include The Museum at FIT in New York, NY, LACMA in Los Angeles, CA, Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, IL, and many more. Most exhibits will be open until early 2024.

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

What is the one thing you would save if you had to quickly evacuate your home?

Got it? Now do something to preserve it this week. If it's photos, scan and save them up to the cloud or buy fire/waterproof bags to put them in. If it's an item, do you have a bag in a nearby cabinet to easily pack it to take with you?

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Resource: Coping with COVID: Livestreaming for Artists

This video from Creative Capital is an online workshop to support artists with livestreaming events. With the ever changing comfort levels surround the spread of COVID, it is very practical to offer online offerings for live events. They discuss topics like beginning to build interactive elements, capturing multiple sources of audio and more. This resource, also, offers a written guide to support your livestreaming journey.

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Call for Applications:

Native Craft Artist Readiness Program

The Native Artisan Readiness Program (NARP) is a six-month capacity building program that provides 20 Native Craft Artisans with training, resources, and financial support to build sustainable art practices. The project is intended to support Indigenous artisans, craftspeople, and makers in creating a safe, functional, and conducive environment that promotes their artistic development and well-being.

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2023 at 11:59PM EST

Financial Assistance Amount: up to $10,000

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Event: Increase Your Art Collection’s Digital Audience with Artwork Archive’s Public Profile

Artwork Archive is hosting a virtual event for art organizations on increasing your digital audience with an Artwork Archive Public Profile. Artwork Archive is an online art inventory management system used by artists, collectors, and collecting institutions in over 130 countries around the world. This workshop will walk you through the advantages of having a public-facing portal to your collection and cover the features of the Public Profile.

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Join the next Artists Thrive Meetup

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

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Call for Applications: Craft Prize

The LOEWE FOUNDATION launches the seventh edition of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize, an international award celebrating excellence in craftsmanship. The LOEWE FOUNDATION seeks to recognize uniquely talented artisans whose artistic vision and will to innovate set new standards for the future of craft. Make sure the work demonstrates artistic intent in addition to technical proficiency is an original piece, handmade or partly handmade is recently created (in the last five years), and one-of-a-kind, and has not won any prizes previously is innovative, in the sense that it updates tradition falls within an area of the applied arts, such as ceramics, bookbinding, enamelwork, jewelry, lacquer, metal, furniture, leather, textiles, glass, paper, wood, etc.

Submission Deadline: October 25, 2023

Award Amount: 50,000 euros

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Call for Applications: The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans (PD Soros) supports 30 New Americans (immigrants or the children of immigrants) who are pursuing graduate or professional school in the United States. Each Fellowship supports one to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Applicants must be 30 years old or younger by time of the deadline to apply.

Submission Deadline: October 26th, 2023 at 2:00PM EST

Award Amount: $90,000 total including $25,000 stipend

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Event: Arts Administrators of Color Annual Convening

The Arts Administrators of Color Network warmly invites you to join us for our two-day 2023 Annual Convening taking place on November 11 & 12, 2023 in Chicago, IL. This year’s theme will be “We Will Flourish: Building Our Table, Defining Our Legacy”. The event is curated with care for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and/or global majority-identifying artists and arts leaders.

Dates: November 11 – 12, 2023

Ticket Price: $0 - $350

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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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