October 11, 2023 | Issue 82

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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Event: Presentation of Tony Kushner's Work

The Center of Fiction with Theatre Communications Group present a live and live streamed event of playwright Tony Kushner’s work The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures (or iHo). All tickets come with a copy of the book. This will be in New York City.

Date/Time:  October 17, 2023 7:00PM EST

Ticket Cost: $50 in person, $35 live stream

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Event: Bystander Intervention in the Entertainment Industry

Do you work in the entertainment industry and know how to safely intervene if you see a co-worker being bullied or intimidated? Did you know there are different ways to intervene to match your comfort level? Behind the Scenes Mental Health Initiative with Right To Be (formerly Hollaback!) will teach you 5 easily accessible tools and give real life examples to safely intervene without worrying about retaliation. The anonymously interactive sessions will be led by principal Right To Be trainer Dax Valdes, an experienced entertainment industry professional.

Date/Time: October 16, 2023 7:00 - 8:30PM EST

Ticket Cost: Free

Location: Virtual

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

Share Core Contact Lists Now

Exchange contact information with everyone you will want to stay in touch with during an emergency, including phone, email, social media, and how they are connected to you. Create paper and electronic versions of this contact information and distribute to others. See the website for ideas on who to include.

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Event: "Get that Bag!" Grant Writing Workshop

C. Mitzi Sinnott presents what years of experience writing, submitting, and winning grants has taught her - an impressive 85% success rate and nearly $1 million in secured awards. Applying her strategic wisdom and further supported by AI, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and individual artists can vastly reduce the time and stress of grant writing! You’ll focus on essential skills and practical tips for success, learn to utilize ChatGPT effectively, and maintain authenticity. This is an interactive workshop. Guest Accountant Melanie Wilcox will join our Zoom conversation to update participants on the status of financial documents you’ll be required to present. There will be an offering for individual artists and small businesses & organizations. 

Date/Time: Individual Artist - October 17, 2023 2:00pm EST; Small Businesses/Organizations - October 18, 2023 10AM EST

Ticket Cost: Individual Artist - $47; Small Businesses/Organizations - $87

Location: Virtual

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Article: Relief Is Coming for Artists With Federal Student Loan Debt

Are you an artist struggling with federal student loan debt? Hyperalleric’s article on the update for student debt will give you the action steps to take control of your student debt and payments. The SAVE Plan will help borrowers by focusing on income-driven repayment plans. Many will qualify for $0 to low monthly payments.

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Event: Solidarity Economy: Cooperatives for Creatives

To get creative projects done, many artists and creative workers instinctively pool resources and labor to accomplish everything from community murals and mutual aid projects to magical works of visual and performing art, writing, and music. Though many do this work without giving it a name, others formalize their intuitive, values-driven, people-centered structures into cooperatives (co-ops), which are businesses like any other (minus oppressive hierarchies and capitalist drive which results in one person making all of the profit while paying workers as little as possible). In their course on CreativeStudy, worker-owned, performance-based cooperative Obvious Agency (Joseph Ahmed, Arianna Gass, Daniel Park, and Cat Ramirez) introduce us to their work and the trust, motivation, and structure required of a co-op. Join Daniel Park, Artist and Worker-Owner of Obvious Agency, for a live Q&A to learn about Cooperatives For Creatives. 

Date/Time: October 17, 2023 at 6PM EST

Price: Free

Location: Virtual

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Join the next Artists Thrive Meetup

Our monthly virtual meet up will be this week - on October 26, 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: Next Jazz Legacy

Next Jazz Legacy is a new national apprenticeship program for women and non-binary improvisers in jazz, with the intersection of gender and race as a guiding principle. This three-year national program launched by New Music USA and the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice (with major funding from the Mellon Foundation) will combine individual and group learning opportunities with a comprehensive support package designed to deliver deep impacts on every candidate’s career, financial compensation, performance opportunities with master bandleaders, two-way mentorship, a learning cohort, and professional promotional support.

Deadline: October 16, 2023

Grant Amount: $10,000

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Call for Applications: Open Source - 2025 Exhibition

Open Source invites applications that are aligned with its mission to observe the social environment we are surrounded by. They are looking for artists from around the world practicing in any form of media, ranging from painting to installation to performance art with an emphasis on experimentation, sustainability, and social engagement. An artist fee will be paid if selected. 

Deadline: October 13, 2023 at 11:59PM EST

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Call or Applications: RAIR Residency

RAIR’S flagship residency program has established itself as a unique opportunity for artists to work at the intersection of art, industry and sustainability. Artists-in-residence receive attentive support from RAIR's staff who act as liaisons between the artist and the recycling facility. In addition to providing artists on-site access to recovered materials, construction equipment and a fully-equipped studio space, RAIR’s Residency Program offers artists the opportunity to use the entire 3.5 acre facility as an expansive project space for the development and presentation of ambitious experimental work.

Deadline: October 22, 2023 

Application Cost: $25.00

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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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