June 28, 2023 | Issue 75

Your Path to Thriving


self-care offerings


opportunities that bring people together


tips from experts


July 18 - 21, 2023

The Artists Thrive Summit app is LIVE!

Register today and explore.

Winston-Salem, NC & online

In-Person Registration

Regular Registration: $200

Student/Emerging Professionals Registration: $100


Online Registration

Regular Registration $50

Student/Emerging Professionals Registration: $25

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Registered attendees have access to monthly pre-Summit content!

Upcoming opportunities


I Can Do That:

Artist Led Galleries

June 28th

at 3pm ET

Summit Attendees Monthly Meet-ups

July 11th

at 3pm ET

Darion D'Anjou's One Minute Film School

July 7th

at 4:30pm ET

Summit Artist Spotlight: Dasan Ahanu - "Carmen" (Adidas Samba) VIDEO

Dasan Ahanu shares poem “Carmen” in this spoken word video. It speaks to what it means to judge without understanding and accountability. The sneaker is Adidas Samba Drawn. The Samba is an iconic sneaker work across the world. You can join his session “Strategic Community Engagement” on Wednesday, July 19th at the Artists Thrive Summit. Register above!

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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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How Ben Thorp Brown transformed a monastery courtyard into an otherworldly garden

Cura's Garden, a project by artist Ben Thorp Brown, is a permanent installation in Ghent, Belgium. Inspired by the Roman goddess Cura, it creates a captivating environment for exploration. The installation, situated in a former monastery courtyard, connects our senses, emotions, and the earth. Cura, a recurring figure in Brown's work, explores humanity's relationship with architecture and the environment. Originally exhibited as a moving image work called Cura, the project evolved into ceramic sculptures during the pandemic, reflecting the unresolved crisis and themes of landscape and fatherhood.

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Winston-Salem Spotlight: 5 1/2 Yards" The History and Heritage of the Indian Saree

The Winston-Salem Arts Council partnered with the Rotary Club of Winston-Salem to showcase artist Namrata Mitra's exhibition "5 ½ Yards." Mitra's brand, "Namrata Weaves," features carefully curated products reflecting her artistic vision. As a female entrepreneur in India, she worked closely with diverse weavers and artisans, fostering a community and offering customers unique fabric experiences. The exhibition highlights the creative application of Indian artisans' work in various products, supporting social entrepreneurship. The Rotary Club promotes lasting change through service, integrity, and global fellowship. This exhibit closes on June 30, 2023.

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Summit Spotlight Organization: Music to Life

Check out Music to Life, an organization co-founded by Noel Paul Stookey & Liz Stookey Sunde. Liz will be leading the session at next month's Summit titled "Opportunities for Artists in the Social Change Marketplace." Music to Life is transforming the role of musicians in driving social change. They believe that music's true power lies in the hands of those who create it. By supporting visionary artists dedicated to civil and human rights, climate change, poverty, and health, Music to Life helps them enhance their outreach, community organizing skills, and music-driven programming. They aim to build a network of skilled musician change agents nationwide, fostering community revitalization.

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One Day Festival: NMSU Feminist Border Arts Film Festival

The Feminist Border Arts Film Festival is returning to New Mexico State University on June 28, International Pride Day. The festival will showcase 60 short films that explore identity, difference, women's issues, and LGBTQ+ topics. It aims to foster dialogue and representation, amplifying underrepresented voices and providing a platform for thought-provoking narratives. The festival has transitioned to an online format due to the pandemic but continues to curate impactful films and engage audiences in critical discussions.

Date: June 28, 2023

Price: Free

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Artists Thrive Monthly Community Meet Up

Join other creatives to discuss budgeting this month. This is free and open to the public. You do not need to be signed up for the summit to attend!

Date: June 29, 2023 at 3:00 PM EST

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Call for Submissions: WPAA Call for Papers

The Women's Perspectives in Arts Administration symposium, hosted by the University of Kentucky, aims to celebrate and explore the contributions of women-identifying scholars in the field. The one-day symposium will feature panel discussions, workshops, and interactive plenaries, with an emphasis on participant-driven engagement. Submissions should be within the following streams: professional practice, frameworks of scholarship, collaboration, innovation, and an open stream. If not, they may fall under the symposium theme “The Past, Present, and Future of Scholarship".

Deadline: July 14, 2023

Notification Date: July 24, 2023

Symposium Date: September 20, 2023

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Call for Application: Illuminations Grant

The Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists, supported by Mariette Pathy Allen, recognizes and supports the contributions of Black trans women visual artists. The grant highlights their under-recognized work and provides critical support. Four distinguished finalists will also receive an award. Administered by Queer|Art, the grant includes studio visits and access to creative and professional development resources. Applications are open for self-identified Black trans women and trans femmes working in visual art in the United States.

Submission Deadline: July 12, 2023

Grant Amount: $10,000 and $1,250 for four finalist

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Call for Submissions: Music Prize at Prize Fest 2023

Prize Fest, which takes place in Shreveport, LA in October, is accepting submissions for Music Prize. You must register your music act of any genre and record a 10-20 minute original work video audition. The top 10 finalists, selected by industry professionals and online audience vote, will attend Music Prize and perform at Prize Fest in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Deadline: July 14, 2023 at 11:59PM CT

Performance Dates: October 13-14, 2023

Prize: First place - $10,000; Second Place - $2,000; Third Place - $1,000

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