May 24, 2023 | Issue 73

Your Path to Thriving


self-care offerings


opportunities that bring people together


tips from experts


July 18 - 21, 2023

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:

International Touring

June 1st

at 3pm ET

Summit Attendees Monthly Meet-ups

May 30th & June 20th

at 3pm ET

I Can Do That:

Changing Your Artistic Path

June 6th

 at 3pm ET

Video: How to build your creative confidence | David Kelley

In this inspiring TED Talk, David Kelley, founder of design firm IDEO, argues that creativity is not the domain of only a chosen few. He shares stories from his own life and career to show how anyone can develop the confidence to be creative. This talk is a must-watch for any artist who wants to overcome self-doubt and unleash their full creative potential.

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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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Article: Is That a Nike Shoe in a 17th-Century Painting?

This article from Hyperallergic discusses a painting by Dutch Golden Age painter Ferdinand Bol, which is currently on display at the National Gallery in London, has sparked a debate online after some viewers noticed what appears to be a pair of Nike sneakers on the foot of one of the figures. What do you think?

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Video: Artists Thrive at Artist 360 – Megha Rao Artist Interview

Artists Thrive visited Artist 360 and interviewed Megha Rao. Megha answers “Is there something that you do today, that you wish you’d known to do years ago?”

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Article: How Creativity Is Possible Despite Frustration

This article from Neuroscience News says frustration can be a powerful motivator for creativity. This article goes into depth of how people can unlock their creative potential and enhance their creativity by embracing frustration and using it as a tool to inspire new methods and ideas. When we're faced with a challenge, our brains go into overdrive, trying to find a solution. This can lead to new ideas and insights that we might not have come up with otherwise.

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Call for Application: NYSCA/NYFA Artists with Disabilities Grant

The NYSCA/NYFA Artists with Disabilities Grant program will distribute one-time cash grants to artists with a disability who have experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis to cover art related expenses. The grant will be open to visual, media, music, performing, literary, and multidisciplinary artists who live in New York State (including those within the five boroughs of New York City).

Application Deadline: Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 5:00 PM EST

Grant Amount: $1,000

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Artists Thrive Monthly Community Meet UpJoin other creatives to discuss time management this month. This is free and open to the public. You do not need to be signed up for the summit to attend!

Date: May 25, 2023 at 3:00 PM EST

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Call for Application: Jazz Road Tours

Jazz Road Tours supports small, three- to six-site tours at an array of venue types, often in rural communities and other areas traditionally underserved by the genre. This special grant is supported by funds from the Doris Duke Foundation with additional support from the Mellon Foundation. This is eligible for professional jazz artists (solo or a group of 2-10), over 18 years and must be a US citizen.

Application deadline: June 15, 2023

Grant Amount: $5,000 to $15,000

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Call for Application: ToftH School Cohort III

This ten-month program running from September 2023 to June 2024 offered by the ToftH School. Admitted candidates are expected to live in the San Francisco Bay Area throughout the duration of the program, which is free to attend and comes with need-based assistance in the form of stipend funds. Upon successful completion of the program, select candidates may have the opportunity to work with ToftH and partnering clients or build new products and start new companies with the support of ToftH’s network.

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2023

Grant Amount: up to $50,000

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