A Community of Female Artists.
What is THRIVE?
THRIVE is a membership community of female, non binary and gender fluid visual artists from all over the world. We're all here to accomplish our goals as artists in our art practices and art businesses while following our own unique paths and supporting each other. Our mission is to make it less lonely to be an artist and THRIVE is here to provide community, accountability and support.
The ≠ Gap
Unfortunately, gender inequality is an issue in the art world which makes being an artist so much harder than it needs to be for trans and cis women as well as genderqueer and non binary artists. It doesn't have to be this way. We're proving that, with our community of female artists at THRIVE, we can support each other as we do the important work of becoming the thriving artists we are all truly meant to be!
We are looking for female artists who believe in community over competition, generosity, gratitude, creativity and doing the work!
It all started in …
It all started in 2015 after THRIVE’s Founder Jamie Smith quit her teaching job to follow her dream of becoming a professional artist. When she did, she found that being an artist was lonely and that she had no road map to success. In art school she had been told that all the good artists had three things in common - they were starving, alone and male. She knew there had to be a different way and that she needed to find her community.
Jamie organized a Mastermind Meeting of six of her female artist friends and they talked about the ups and downs of being working artists running their own businesses. Connecting over shared values of community over competition, it was the beginning of something special! At that first meeting was Tara Lee Bennett who would join Jamie as THRIVE’s Co-Founder a year later.
From that first meeting to today the THRIVE Mastermind Program and membership have grown and developed to include over 200 current female artist members worldwide!
At THRIVE we value …
We have chosen to support not compete. We are in this together.
We come together with an open mind to be generous with our knowledge, experiences, stories and kindness.
We are so fortunate to be artists and to benefit from the work done by those who came before us.
We can creatively problem solve anything.
Do the Work
It is the only way.