December 13, 2023 | Issue 86

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: Louvre To Hike Admission Price Ahead of 2024 Summer Olympics

If you are heading to Paris for the Olympics in summer 2024, you may want to visit one of the most well-known paintings in the world. Here's what you need to know about a trip to the Louvre in 2024.

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Video: Goals and generosity create opportunities

In this short video, Markeith Woods describes visiting his written long-term goals every day, morning and night, and using a vision board. He practices generosity among artists by helping each other grow, and giving away artwork as a form of exchange.

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Join the next Artists Thrive Meetup

There's no meet-up in December.

Our next meet-up is January 25, 2023 at 3:00PM EST.

This call encourages all to share their tips & experiences on applying for grants.

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Newsletter: Minerva Financial Arts December Edition

Are you seeking financial advice delivered straight to your inbox? Read and subscribe to Minerva Financial Arts' newsletter for a monthly moment of financial reflection and to stay updated on what's new. Additionally, gain access to private coaching sessions discussed in the monthly articles.

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

Join a local response network

Find out if there's an Alliance for Response Network in your community, and join it! The Alliance for Response initiative brings cultural heritage and emergency management professionals together on the local level.

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Call for Applications: Not Real Art World

Founded in 2019 and powered by Arterial, the NOT REAL ART Grant for Artists is an annual award designed to empower the practice of 6 contemporary artists, each of whom receive a cash prize. But, NOT REAL ART Grant winners get more than money. Each recipient gets to share their story and promote with exclusive, in-depth featured interviews on the NOT REAL ART podcast and blog. And, whether or not you receive the grant, every applicant automatically qualifies to be included in future blog stories, newsletters and their artist marketing database! The grant is open to practicing visual artists working in a two-dimensional medium, who are at least 21 years old and are residents of the United States.

Application Deadline: January 1, 2024 

Grant amount: $2,000

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Call for Applications: Resident Photographer

WORTHLESSSTUDIOS is pleased to announce the sixth neighborhood for  FREE FILM : NYC. They are looking for a local photographer (East Williamsburg/Bushwick) for a one-month-long residency in our Airstream mobile darkroom, starting mid-February 2024. The Airstream will be parked in front of our 10,000 square-foot warehouse at 7 Knickerbocker Ave and will serve the resident as a studio and private darkroom. Applicants should have a strong film photography background, a close relationship with the neighborhood, and experience and enthusiasm for teaching.

Application Deadline: December 15, 2023

Stipend: $2,500

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Video: Yacine Tilala Fall, the Interdisciplinary Conceptual Performance Artist Material Junkie

Watch Re-flect/Calibrate's dynamic podcast discussion with artivist YACINE TILALA FALL ( She is an interdisciplinary conceptual performance artist MATERIAL JUNKIE based in Washington D.C. Using natural materials she investigates concepts of heritage, ritual, function, history, identity, faith, labor, and politics and not just via performance, also sculpture, painting and installation, but all through the lens of her body. Inspired by her Senegalese and Mauritanian heritage, her work and practice speak to the human body and its entangled relationship with these forces. 

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Call for Applications: Individual Artist Career Opportunity Grants

South Arts recognizes that an invitation to participate in a major milestone opportunity is not always enough. Even with stipends or payments, overall expenses can make such an opportunity inaccessible. To ensure that artists from our region can take full advantage of major opportunities, South Arts offers Individual Artist Career Opportunity Grants. Eligible applicants can work in the following artistic disciplines: visual arts, craft, traditional arts/folklife, photography, performing arts, literary arts, media arts, interdisciplinary arts or multimedia arts.

Deadline: January 8, 2023  

Grant Amount: $2,000

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Call for Applications: Tusen Takk Foundation's 2025 Residency

Tusen Takk’s residencies are geared for artists to explore new ideas or expand current work. They look for ideas and work that will affirm and enrich the human spirit, giving form to chaos and perception to beauty. Tusen Takk’s 2025 residencies is only open to mid-career and established visual artists working in photography, printmaking, book arts, painting, works on paper, sculpture/installation, and fiber arts. Artists should be self-motivated so they can be productive in the relative isolation afforded by a residency, with a giving spirit that’s exemplified by a willingness to share insights with audiences about their work and processes. Artists are encouraged to engage with the local arts community; this could take the shape of a small-scale workshop or studio visit, or a public artist’s talk, exhibition, or performance, either virtually or in collaboration with one of the Foundation’s partner organizations.

Application Deadline: January 7, 2024 at 11:59PM EST

Residency Stipend: $625/week, free housing

Application Fee: $20

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Artists Thrive now has it's own community forum! Join conversations with other artists, arts educators, arts administrators, etc.

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