Resources

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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NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray Previews Stop Asian Hate Mural

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2021 FIRST LADY CHIRLANE MCCRAY, THE TASKFORCE ON RACIAL INCLUSION AND EQUITY, AND COMMUNITY LEADERS TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCING “SPREAD LOVE: STOP ASIAN HATE” MURAL UNVEILING AND COMMUNITY CELEBRATION NEW YORK—First Lady Chirlane McCray and community leaders will hold a press conference on Thursday, May 20 at…

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Download the App

When creatives give away their trade secrets — yes, please! The Thrive Collective App [BETA] is now available for free on all platforms.

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Why Hip Hop Education?

Hip Hop Provides a Voice, Name, Movement, Community, and Knowledge. That’s why we teach it. In this video, Thrive Collective’s hip hop director Randy Mason reminds us that the five elements of hip hop provide us a voice (emcees), a name (graffiti), a movement (b-boys), and a community (DJ-driven house and block parties) wrapped up…

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Murals Online: Public Art During Quarantine

During the pandemic, our Music and Media programs pivoted seamlessly online because the tools and outputs for those classes were already digital. Adapting the production of traditional Murals during quarantine was more tricky. For this school year, we are providing all remote options for our Murals program as well by offering digital outputs as alternatives…

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“Beloved”

“Beloved” powerfully exposes the lies and trauma of human trafficking. It also embodies the power and possibility of “remote learning” in the time of COVID-19. This interstate collaboration resulted from a Zoom-based networking session co-facilitated by Jeremy Del Rio in October 2020 for the CCDA National Conference. The conference was conducted for the first time…

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R.H.Y.M.E. Open Mic

R.H.Y.M.E. (Rhymes Help Young Minds Excel) Online is a virtual educational Hip Hop youth program that teaches mic skills and life skills through the art of emceeing. In November of 2020 Thrive Collective partnered with The Point CDC to provide R.H.Y.M.E for Bronx teens affiliated with their “Minds Empowered” and A.C.T.I.O.N programs via a six-week…

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From Student Drawings to Designs

Thrive Teaching Artist Michela Muserra demonstrates how she integrates student drawings directly into mural designs. Watch the animations. https://www.thrivecollective.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/animation-1.mp4 https://www.thrivecollective.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/animation-3.mp4 These characters appear in the “CREATE” mural in Brooklyn. Check out the completed mural portfolio here. Thank you to the students, faculty and staff of PS 264 in Bay Ridge, and Council Member Justin Brannan…

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NeON Arts Digital Media

Thrive Media Director Christine Casado During the the Covid-19 pandemic, Thrive Collective provided our Summer Media Academy remotely in partnership with Carnegie Hall’s NeON Arts program. I was proud to serve as the primary teaching artist. For six weeks, students gathered online to learn the basics of digital filmmaking using readily available smartphones, tablets, and…

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2020 Review: The Antidote to the Taker is the Giver

Jeremy and Randy review Thrive Collective’s historic 2020. Kindness still beats the virus, and so much more. “2020 has taken so much. And yet, despite all of that, we’ve seen the resilience of humanity. This generous spirit rises above all. … That resilience suggests that the antidote to the taker is the giver. … Students…

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