During the Coronavirus COVID-19 quarantine, unleash your creativity with arts and music resources for remote learning.

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Juntos Podemos: Telemundo features Thrive

Telemundo recently featured Thrive Collective for it Juntos Podemos (“Together We Can”) segment in New York (5/22/2020). Bio of TatsCru represented #KindnessBeatsTheVirus brilliantly, and highlighted the “Wildstyle Coloring Book.” Volume 2 drops on June 2, 2020. Download Volume 1 and Volume 2, along with dozens of “Tools for Schools” arts education resources at thrivecollective.org/kindness.  The…

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How-To (Make How-To) Videos

How to Make How-To Videos Thrive Collective’s School Media director Christine Casado returns with Teaching Artist Dax Matlock to teach the rest of us how to make how-to videos. Tutorials and More Instructional Videos How to Use a Green Screen Storyboarding 101 How to Win a Free Mural

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Univision Features Bio for Thrive

Univision features Bio of TatsCru for #KindnessBeatsTheVirus, and spotlights the “Wildstyle Coloring Book.” Download the entire collection at thrivecollective.org/kindness. The international, all-star selection was curated by legends Bio, Crash, and Sonic, and is presented in collaboration with WallWorks NY. Featured Artists: Banga | BG-183 | Bio | BRE | COPE2 | Cren | Crey132 | Daze…

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Bandlab Music Makers

PS 282 students produced their own music during Thrive Collective’s winter 2020 School Media after school program using BandLab. They talk about the importance of creating music during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I don’t like hearing about coronavirus, when people die and stuff. But as Mr. Josh says, if you feel something, let it out in…

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Help Kindness Go Viral so We Can Heal Together Donate Now Friends, Today is Giving Tuesday Now, a global day of giving created for nonprofits as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Thrive Collective hopes to raise $10,000 to help kindness go viral and ensure access to arts resources for NYC…

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Wildstyle Coloring Book

New Release (4/29) Curated by legends Bio, Crash, and Sonic, this international, all-star roster of graffiti writers is presented in collaboration with WallWorks NY. Featured Artists: Banga | BG-183 | Bio | BRE | COPE2 | Cren | Crey132 | Daze | Flavor | Ice One TWA | Jon Phes Souza | Kaves | Kekoa…

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Teach Them Tuesdays

Free Resources for Teachers Thrive Collective’s School Media Director Christine Casado inspires today’s #KindnessBeatsTheVirus challenge by reminding schools to sign up to win a free coronavirus mural, and download free arts education resources here. Prompt: what’s your favorite free resource at Tools for Schools? Share a photo, video, or any image of a student using…

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What Makes us Human?

Meet some of the architects of #KindnessBeatsTheVirus: street art legend Toofly and some of her students Sydney, Lymarie, and Edmond. They describe their inspiration, their “why,” like this: “All the things we are afraid to do are the things that make us human. We are trying to bring that humanity back, and give people hope.”…

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A Gift from the Spider-Verse

Acclaimed actress Luna Velez (Miles Morales’ mom from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) joins Thrive Collective students and artists because #KindnessBeatsTheVirus. “Our most basic human instincts require connection to process pain, and heal in community. “Whether you identify as an artist or simply as human, the pandemic provides unique moments to connect with others creatively. “Help…

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Free Mural Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4/13/2020                                    Contact: Jeremy Del Rio 347-921-4426 Email #KindnessBeatsTheVirus Thrive Collective Launches Free Mural Contest and Provides Arts Resources for Students and Educators in response to COVID-19 Art has always helped humanity process and heal from trauma.…

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