NYC Cultural Affairs

The Free Mural Winner Is

The winner of the inaugural #KindnessBeatsTheVirus Free Mural contest is: PS 155 William Paca in East Harlem Special thanks to all the amazing students and NYC public schools that participated with more than 1,100 Instagram entries!

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HeART Beat Online 2020

Watch HeART Beat Online 2021 here. Replay the Live Stream Enjoy the replay edited by Tony Horn of Bric Arts Media. Originally hosted on Zoom and live-streamed on June 25 by Moving Image Studio of Museum of the Moving Image. 🔥🔥🔥🔥 An interactive, online arts festival with special guest, actress Luna Velez from Spider-Man: Into the…

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“Reach High,” with Spongebob

“Reach High,” music, mural, and music video by PS/MS 188 Thrive Collective hip hop students (2020) Hip Hop teaching artist Randy Mason Video by Eric Mason / Mason Jar Productions Mural design by Marissa Molina with Romero Britto Sponsored by Nickelodeon, NYC Council Member Carlina Rivera, NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, and NYC…

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Wildstyle Book, vol. II

Download Volumes 1 and 2 below. WHAT IF KINDNESS GOES VIRAL? What if a novel strain of Corona Kindness were as infectious as COVID-19? What if we conquer Corona because #KindnessBeatsTheVirus? These questions inspired Thrive Collective’s students and artists to launch Kindness Beats the Virus at the outset of the Coronavirus pandemic in New York…

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Juntos Podemos: Telemundo x 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 Videos

Tutorials and More Instructional Videos As part of our #KindnessBeatsTheVirus COVID-19 free “Tools for Schools,” we offer these instructional videos by members of our School Media and teaching artists teams. Feel free to use them in your classrooms, or contact us to schedule a workshop. How to Make How-To Videos Thrive Collective’s School Media director…

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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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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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Responding to COVID-19

Update as of 3/16/2020 As New Yorkers, we know that the roots of NYC’s resilience run deep. During times of fear and uncertainty, it helps to remember that collective trauma creates opportunities for collective hope and healing. This short documentary shows how one school community healed after the shared pain of Hurricane Sandy. Last night…

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Queens HeART Beat 2019

Video produced by Tony Horn / BRIC Arts Media for NYC Council  The 2nd Annual HeART Beat Festival returned to Roy Wilkins Park in Queens on May 29, 2019. Middle school students painted murals, designed video games, break danced, freestyle rapped, competed at drama games and so much more. Thrive Collective collaborated with Museum of…

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