School Murals

Sixteen All-Star Muralists x Homecoming Week

As part of New York City’s “It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC” experience and emphasizing the historical connection between Hip Hop and graffiti art, Thrive Collective—a nonprofit that creates hope and opportunity through arts, sports, and mentoring in and around public schools—has curated a roster of standout New York City street artists that will…

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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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It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC

IT’S TIME FOR HIP HOP IN NYC 💥 Tickets are free and backstage passes are available. The musical lineups for each NYC Homecoming Week borough concert are epic. So too is the Live Art lineup, produced by Thrive Collective. Join us. ➡️ for details and FREE tickets.

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Painting Murals with Schools Chancellor Porter

This week, NYC Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter paints Summer Rising murals with Thrive Collective in the Bronx and Harlem, and shared her experiences on Twitter. Monday 8/2 | Harlem Renaissance Academy HS | Manhattan This summer is pivotal for @NYCschools, and we have created a summer experience unlike anything we have ever done before to…

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CBS: Students Team up with Local Artists

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) Some Bronx school kids teamed up with local artists Wednesday to brighten up their schoolyard. Children with the “Summer Rising” program painted a mural at P17X. City schools chancellor Meisha Ross Porter was there to take in the artistic creation. Students in “Summer Rising” get access to art, music and theater. Watch…

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NYC Homecoming Week

Mayor de Blasio and Rocky Bucano Announce “It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC” Free Concerts to be Held During NYC Homecoming Week, August 14-22 July 29, 2021 Concerts to air exclusively on Twitch channel Behind The Rhyme Concerts will include live graffiti, temporary art installations produced with Thrive Collective “Hip Hop embodies the creative…

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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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Partner Spotlight: NeON Arts

Thrive Collective has proudly partnered with Carnegie Hall and NYC Department of Probation as a NeON Arts provider since 2018. Below is our portfolio of completed murals and student films. Thank you for your ongoing collaborations and support! Murals 2 Jamaica: Tree of Life Summer Intensive (Queens 2019) More Details 0 BCMS/PS 298: Live Well…

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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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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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