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Muraling the Metaverse

Coming Soon to the Metaverse, in collaboration with the Universal Hip Hop Museum. Thrive Collective’s NYC Homecoming Week live art murals, featuring work by: THE BRONX John “Crash” Matos Wilfredo “Bio” Feliciano, Tats Cru Sotero “BG183” Ortiz, Tats Cru Hector “Nicer” Nazario, Tats Cru STATEN ISLAND Marc “Cramcept” Mazurkiewicz Adam “ADM” McLeer, LOB Michael “Lask”…

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TEDx / “Live ARTfully” by Jeremy Del Rio

TEDx recently featured Thrive Collective’s co-founder and executive director Jeremy Del Rio at the University of North Carolina’s online “TEDxUNC Roots” conference. “Live ARTfully: Six Essential Questions for Creating Masterpiece Lives” What do 9/11, immigration, and eradicating artless education show us about the power of our roots to shape masterpiece lives? Explore six essential questions…

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Thrive x Red Bull BC One

Grateful to see some of the Homecoming Week murals featured in this story by WPIX11 about the upcoming 2022 Red Bull BC One World Breakdancing Championships. The canvas murals are being temporarily exhibited at the Universal Hip Hop Museum‘s pop up space, and will be digitized for a virtual exhibition while the Museum’s permanent facility…

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Happy Holidays!

The holidays are about presence, not presents. Thank you for your presence in our lives that helps create hope and opportunity for students everyday. Happy holidays and merry Christmas! With love and gratitude, Thrive Collective

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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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