November 23, 2022 | Issue 61
Your Path to Thriving
🙏 We are grateful! 🙏
Artists Thrive is only possible because of our growing network of talented folks! See all the folks we are grateful to.
Doing some holiday shopping in the next week? Check out these artists and arts orgs!
Artists and Administrators - Add your site to our holiday social media posts!
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.
Artwork Archives writes a thank you letter to artists.
In this short video, Artist Enzina Marrari describes how she practices generosity as an artist by creating opportunities for underserved artists. She also shares about times when she has benefited from the generosity of other artists.
The Mindfulness Collaboratory (created by Esmilda Abreu and Rhonda Schaller from Pratt Institute) is excited to invite you to learn about our upcoming program, the Mindfulness Collaboratory: Leading by Intention. This program will focus on contemplative leaders setting intentions to create resilient artistic communities through individual meditation skill share, collective support, and mindful leadership. Participants will meet periodically over the course of 2023 to learn, meditate, discuss, grow, and lead together.
Info Session Dates: December 6, 6 – 6:50 PM EST
Program: Free - Participation costs underwritten by a grant from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.

Since 1970, Indigenous people & their allies have gathered at noon on Cole's Hill in Plymouth to commemorate a National Day of Mourning on the US Thanksgiving holiday. Many Native people do not celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrims & other European settlers. Thanksgiving Day is a reminder of the genocide of millions of Native people, the theft of Native lands and the erasure of Native cultures. Participants in National Day of Mourning honor Indigenous ancestors and Native resilience. It is a day of remembrance and spiritual connection, as well as a protest against the racism and oppression that Indigenous people continue to experience worldwide. You can, also, join via Livestream here!
Date: November 24, 2022
Time: 12:00 Noon EST
Location: Cole's Hill (above Plymouth Rock), Plymouth, MA or Livestream
Artists Thrive 2023 Summit Session Recommendations
If you have an idea that is 5, 30, 60 or 90 minutes to add to the 2023 Summit, share it with us!

During the holiday season, most people are more susceptible to illness. This checklist from Creative Many may have some key things to add to your winter cleaning list.
If you attended the Artists Thrive 2022 Summit, this is your last change in 2022 to connect to fellow attendees.
Missed the Summit in July, but still want to join for the virtual content? Register and get access to all Summit recordings NOW.

The City of Topeka is gearing up for a summer-long civil rights commemoration for 2024 and is committed to making the arts an integral component of that effort.
ArtsConnect is currently seeking artists and/or artist collectives who are interested in undertaking the creation of collaborative and meaningful artwork centered on critical discussion of both the historic and contemporary heritage of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision, this project will be the centerpiece of a summer filled with community exploration—a creative, multi-disciplinary, multi-site experience that seeks to create a meaningful conversation about equity and justice.
Application Deadline: December 5, 2022
Project Budget: $200,000 - $350,000
More Art’s Engaging Artists Commission is an opportunity for early career artists focused on the incubation and commissioning of a public art project and carries an award to realize the project, plus curatorial, conceptual, budgetary, and logistical mentorship. The infrastructure and laboratory provided by More Art allow one selected early career and underrepresented artist (or collective) to gain a deeper understanding of the history and vitality of public and socially engaged art. 
Application Deadline: December 1, 2022 at 11:59PM EST
Grant Amount: $8,000
Twenty-one mid-career craft artists will receive an unrestricted grant and participate in an 8-month cohort experience where they will be guided through training that encourages and sustains a generative practice as both artists and educators. This opportunity is presented by Center for Craft.
Deadline: November 30, 2022
Grant Amount: $10,000