April 12, 2023 | Issue 70

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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.

Medieval Christian Wall Paintings Discovered in Sudan

This article from ArtNews discusses a recent discovery in the ancient Nubian city of Old Dongola. The paintings, which date back to the 16th to 19th centuries, were found in a complex of rooms hidden under the floor of a residence. The paintings depict scenes from the Bible and are notable for their unique style and motifs.

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Photographer Schaël Marcéus on Slowing Down Your Practice

In this article, photographer Schael Marceus discusses the importance of slowing down and being present in the moment when creating art. He argues that this can lead to more creative and authentic work. He also shares some tips on how to slow down and be more mindful in your own creative process.

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TED Talk: Mitzi Sinnott - Trust Your Truth and Serve the World

Our community's own Mitzi Sinnott gives this captivating TED talk that blends excerpts from her award winning one-woman play "Snapshot: a true story of love interrupted by invasion" and life experiences. The end result is a powerful realization that as she went through the process of exploring and discovering her identity and sharing her story with the world, audiences held space for her pain. This empowered her to find her own truth and pay it forward through creating life-changing experiences for others where they can hold space for each other’s pain and begin to heal together through creating community art projects.

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Webinar - Emergencies, Disasters and The Arts: Resources You Need in Times of Crisis

The Kentucky Arts Council invites you to participate in a new online series for artists, organizations and other arts stakeholders to learn about available national resources in case of emergencies. Registration is free and open to artists and organizations across the country in a call to increase safe and secure conditions for the nation's art community. The first webinar in this 5 part series will be on April 18 at 1:30PM ET.

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Call for Applications: Black Filmmaker Residency for Screenwriting

Indie Memphis is presenting the Black Filmmaker Residency for Screenwriting sponsored by the Remembering George Riley Fund. This residency will take place in Fall 2023 for two months. Applicants can be an emerging or established screenwriter. All applicants must be from outside of the Greater Memphis Metro area. This residency includes housing in Memphis and a cash stipend of $7,500.

Submission Deadline: April 23, 2023 at 11:59PM CST

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Call for Applications: Yield Giving Open Call

MacKenzie Scott's Yield Giving announced the launch of a $250 million Open Call focused on elevating organizations working with people and in places experiencing the greatest need in the United States: communities, individuals, and families with access to the fewest foundational resources and opportunities. Organizations applying must have an operating budget of no less than $1 million and no greater than $5 million.

Submission Deadline: May 5, 2023 at 4:00PM CST

Grant Amount: $1 million

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Call for Submissions: Abbey Mural Prize

In honor of muralist Edwin Austin Abbey, the National Academy of Design supports the creation and restoration of public murals in the United States. Applications are open to all artists, architects, designers, as well as arts and community-based organizations and other nonprofits. Projects must be for public buildings owned by a charitable institution.

Submission Deadline: April 23, 2023

Grant Amount: $10,000 to $40,000

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Call for Applications: Pollock-Krasner Foundation

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation provides financial resources for visual artists to create new work, acquire supplies, rent studio space, prepare for exhibitions, attend a residency and offset living expenses. Visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers are invited to apply. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time.

Submission Deadline: No deadline

Grant Amount: up to $30,000

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