How Art Changed Me and Opened Doors – New Series Will Feature Pilar Batista

Pilar Batista, a former teaching artist with Thrive Collective, will be featured on the upcoming digital series, “How Art Changed Me.” Streaming on the ALL ARTS network’s app, website, and social media platforms, the series explores the transformative potential of arts by highlighting personal stories. Batista, who will be featured on the second episode of…

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HeART Beat 2022 Returns to Roy Wilkins Park

5th Annual 2022 Art a Catalyst For Change Queens Culminating Event On the morning of May 26th, 2022, over 100 Queens school students converged upon Roy Wilkins park for the 5th Annual NYC Council 2022 Art a Catalyst For Change Queens Culminating Event: The Heart Beat Festival. The excitement was palpable! The HeART Beat festival…

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Volunteer for HeART Beat Queens 2022

Four hundred students from six Queens middle schools will converge at Roy Wilkins Park for the 2022 Queens HeART Beat Festival on May 26 from 10am – 1pm. Join us to provide an interactive, arts-based field day experience celebrating the completion of the Art a Catalyst for Change anti-gun violence initiative. Sponsored by the NYC Council,…

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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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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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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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HeART Beat Online 2021

Stream Live 👆 Celebrate the achievements of Queens public school students who participated in Art a Catalyst for Change in 2021 with the HeART Beat Online Festival. HeART Beat provides an interactive, online arts experience featuring the five elements of hip hop. Watch live via Youtube on Thursday, June 17 at 1pm, or on replay…

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School Partners USA

Thrive Collective proudly launches School Partners USA today. To our friends in Dallas, San Diego, and Oakland: let’s get busy! _______________ Do you need help developing and implementing a strategy to impact your local schools? School Partners USA offers youth workers nine months of focused training and support for those who see engaging public schools…

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Private Clients Support the Cause

New in 2021 After years of one-off commissions for corporate events and private spaces, Thrive Collective proudly launches Thrive Private Clients in January 2021. Join a Community of Art Buyers who Choose Thrive Thrive Private Clients offers a double bottom line. Clients can trust that when they hire us to advance their mission, they support…

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