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Artist Open Call

Are you an established muralist, growing artist, or a teacher in the arts with a passion for community? If so, Thrive Collective is hiring for our growing 2022 roster! We have various opportunities for the coming year and would love to have you join our team and mission to #BringArtBack. Apply Today

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Outgoing and Incoming Chancellors

As outgoing NYC Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter transitions the leadership of America’s largest public school system to David Banks, she was interviewed by NY1 last week. Ironically, both chancellors were featured in a recent Thrive Collective mural at Bronx School of Law, Government, and Justice. He was honored as the founding principal of the school,…

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Happy Thanksgiving

Cheers to the entire collective of parents, artists, educators, mentors, and students that empower young people to thrive. HappyThanksgiving from all of us at Thrive Collective. 📷 “Give Thanks” collaboration (2016) with longtime friends DJ Trase and The Clemente Cultural Center. Sponsored by Power 105.1 Art direction by Sam Wisneski. View this post on Instagram…

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Still We Rise: South Oak Cliff HS, Dallas

STILL WE RISE ⇑ Thrive Collective’s first School Partners USA school mural project was completed on November 12, 2021, at South Oak Cliff High School in Dallas. Local ABC Affiliate WFAA 8 featured the ribbon cutting on their newscast. [Video above. See more at WFAA.] Art Direction by Michael McPheeters SPECIAL THANKS South Oak Cliff…

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Culture Making with NYC

Thank you, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, for consistently investing in Thrive Collective’s expansion as an arts education provider for students and schools since 2016. (Drone video footage by @just_a_spectator.) This past year nurtured our deepening relationship through four NYC initiatives: the Cultural Development Fund (“CDF”), Art a Catalyst for Change (“Catalyst”), Cultural Immigrants Initiative…

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Sixteen All-Star Muralists x Homecoming Week

As part of New York City’s “It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC” experience and emphasizing the historical connection between Hip Hop and graffiti art, Thrive Collective—a nonprofit that creates hope and opportunity through arts, sports, and mentoring in and around public schools—has curated a roster of standout New York City street artists that will…

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WPIX 11 NY: Queens Homecoming Concert rocks Forest Hills Stadium

by: Greg Mocker Posted: Aug 20, 2021 / 10:52 PM EDT / Updated: Aug 20, 2021 / 10:52 PM EDT Some of the biggest names in music have performed at Forest Hills Stadium. Friday night, the “Father of Funk” helped headline the final NYC Homecoming Concert before the Central Park main event. George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars…

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Homecoming Concerts Kick-Off in The Bronx

“It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC” Free Concert Series Kicks-Off in The Bronx August 16, 2021 First 1,000 ticket holders who arrive at concerts can receive a free, limited edition “It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC” T-Shirt Live temporary art installations will be curated by Thrive Collective and feature Tats Cru, among other…

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It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC

IT’S TIME FOR HIP HOP IN NYC 💥 Tickets are free and backstage passes are available. The musical lineups for each NYC Homecoming Week borough concert are epic. So too is the Live Art lineup, produced by Thrive Collective. Join us. ➡️ for details and FREE tickets.

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