October 25, 2023 | Issue 83

Your Path to Thriving


self-care offerings


opportunities that bring people together


tips from experts


From New York to Dubai, Museums Weigh in on Violence in Gaza and Israel

In the wake of ongoing airstrikes following an attack by Hamas, arts institutions and professionals globally have been expressing their perspectives on the conflict. Read more about what type of actions artists and arts organizations are taking in response to this violence.

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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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Make the most out of the YouTube Music app with these latest features

Over 2 billion people go to YouTube to listen to music. YouTube Music has just released some brand new features that you may love! New features include creating cover art for your playlist using AI.

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

Don't Go It Alone!

After a disaster you'll need help with decision-making and the physical demands of the clean-up and salvage process. Put this team together now and have them help you create your plan (and help them create theirs!). This will to reduce stress and questions after an emergency.

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How to Use Creative Art Partnerships to Give Back to Your Community

Are you looking for ways to combine the impact of art commercially with community connection? This is a great article to support that mission and find the joy and wholeness that comes from art partnerships.

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What Kind of Grant is Right for Me?

Are you looking for a grant, new to grant writing, or not having luck with grants? This article from Shawn René Graham from The Field may help you to become a bit more focused on what grants are right for you. They break it down to institutional funds, re-granting organizations, foundations, and emergency grants.

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Workshop: "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! This interactive workshop highlights essential skills and practical tips for success, including how to utilize ChatGPT effectively and maintain authenticity. Guest Accountant Melanie Wilcox will join our Zoom conversation to update participants on the status of financial documents you’ll be required to present.

Date/Time: Individual Artist - November 4, 2023 12:30pm EST,

Small Businesses/Organizations - November 1, 2023 12:30PM EST

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

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: A.I.R. Fellowship Program

The A.I.R. Fellowship Program offers a solo exhibition to New York City based artists. Applicants must identify as woman or non-binary, be over 18 years old and be a resident of New York City or the adjoining counties. The exhibition will go up in Spring 2025. 

Application Deadline: November 1, 2023

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Call for Applications: Lexington Public Arts Commission

The Lexington-Fayette Urban Co. Government’s Public Arts Commission invites professional and practicing artists and artist/design teams, residing in Kentucky, Indiana, or Ohio, to submit qualifications to propose a permanent, site-specific artwork for the green space area located at the Old Frankfort Pike entrance to the Lexington Detention Center grounds. Artists and design teams must be professional and practicing artists with experience working with medium to large-scale public art installations.

Application Deadline: November 8, 2023

Project Budget: $200,000

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Call for Applications: Houston Arts Alliance Panelists

Houston Arts Alliance is looking for panelists to review applications for city-funded grants and programs. Applicants do not need to be residents of Houston, TX. Artists, educators, community leaders, professionals, and corporate volunteers representing the arts, cultural, creative, academic, public, and private sectors are highly encouraged to apply.

Honorarium: $300

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Call for Applications: FY2024 Teaching Art Together Grant

The Kentucky Arts Council is looking to bring teaching artists into Kentucky classrooms for one-week teaching residencies. Applicants must be a teacher at any Kentucky public or private school K-12 or representative of a nonprofit or public organization in Kentucky with full time staff providing education to minors, such as juvenile detention centers or residential group homes.

Application Deadline: October 27, 2023

Grant Use: Jan 1 - April 30, 2024

Grant Amount: $1,000 for 5-day (20-hour) residencies – 50 percent match

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