#BringArtBack

Speak Up and Judge Fairly

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Friends, True confession: I used to hate fundraising. There are days when I’m tempted to still hate it. During a personal retreat in August, I remembered the “why” I do what I do professionally. As a…

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Your Generosity Means an Historic Opportunity

Your generous response to #GivingTuesday means a historic holiday match for Thrive Collective. Please help us maximize this opportunity. In the days after launching our Bring Art Back giving campaign on #GivingTuesday, more than 60 donors contributed over $3,600, mostly online. Thank you for your generosity! In response, a donor pledged up to $36,000 – 10x…

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Bring Art Back Launches on #GivingTuesday

Bring Art Back is about Justice. We can’t imagine a world without visual or performing arts, music or film, or any expression at all — and neither can you. Yet we sentence a quarter of a million of our most vulnerable New Yorkers to that kind of artless existence everyday. 419 public schools in NYC’s lowest income neighborhoods…

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How Should We Love and Serve Our Cities?

Thrive Collective joined NY CityServe at the Movement Day Global Cities conference at the Jacob Javits Center on October 25-27, 2016. Friends from all over the world helped us create a collaborative mural by answering a simple question: “How should we love and serve our cities?” When the art installation was completed, it served as…

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We Love our Sponsors

Without the generous support of sponsors and donors, Thrive Collective would cease to exist. Thank you for making it possible to do what we do. One of the fun ways we like to say thank you is by recognizing your investments directly on murals. Here are some of the game changers that have supported us this year:…

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Watch #BringArtBack Film Festival Now

  In our first year teaching film, Thrive Collective’s School Media program taught 450 students the basics of filmmaking and storytelling. Brooklyn’s PS 282 K-5th graders and middle school students at IS 42Q and IS 183Q in the Rockaways put their imaginations to the test, producing 40 student films. They learned to use the green screen, boom mic,…

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