School Murals

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

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 Spider-Verse! HeART Beat features High Five:…

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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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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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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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Quarantine Coloring Book by WallWorks NY

Featured Partner: WallWorks NY

As part of our ongoing collection of Tools for Schools, WallWorks NY has curated the “Quarantine Coloring Book,” featuring legendary artists: BIO, BG183, Br163, CRASH, DAZE, FENX, Jahan, Joe Iurato, Lady Pink, Logan Hicks, MadC, MIST, NICER, Nick Walker, Olga Correa, Remi Rough, Shiro, Smetsky, and Steph Burr. Wallworks proprietor Crash, a longtime friend of…

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Spongebob’s New Island School Home

Look who helped celebrate our new “Islanders Dive Deeper” School Murals collab with Nickelodeon and Romero Britto! Children and staff alike at PS 188 The Island School enjoyed the antics of America’s favorite under the sea dweller Spongebob.  We braved the arctic blast to cut the ribbon on the mural today. Let’s recommit this holiday…

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Nickelodeon x Romero Britto x Spongebob’s 25th

New School Murals collab with Nickelodeon celebrates Spongebob’s 25th birthday and features art direction by Romero Britto & Marissa Molina. “If nautical nonsense be something you wish…” We are so excited to announce Thrive Collective’s newest school murals collab, this time with Nickelodeon and famed pop artist Romero Britto to celebrate Spongebob’s 25th birthday. The…

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Collaborative Art: A Transformational Force within Communities

Thrive Collective exemplifies “collaborative art as a transformational force to strengthen community and enhance well-being.” So said the University of Chicago in a best practice research report by Dr. Adriana V. Madzharov, Ph.D., Professor at the School of Business at the Stevens Institute of Technology, and her colleagues in the October 2019 issue of The Journal…

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Roots of Resilience

Seven years ago, Hurricane Sandy devastated the Atlantic coast. One year later, students from Coney Island celebrated their community’s Resilience. Watch the documentary here. The story of renewal and rebirth. After being partially destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, PS 329 and the community of Coney Island came together to rebuild the heart of their neighborhood and…

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