Our mission at THRIVE is to support female artists

We do this through-

THRIVE Mastermind our community of visual artists who meet monthly and provide each other with support, accountability and motivation. 

THRIVE Talks our speaker series where contemporary female artists and women in the arts tell their inspiring stories.

THRIVE Art School the education you needed but never got in art school.

THRIVE started almost by accident in July 2015 when 6 artist girlfriends gathered together one summer evening. Little did they know it was the start of a movement!

Being artists is very important and often lonely work and it’s our belief that to be thriving artists we must make art, meet our people and do the work.

Through THRIVE Mastermind, THRIVE TalksTHRIVE Art School and the THRIVE Talks Podcast we provide support, accountability and motivation to artists just like you.

The best way to stay connected and be in the know about all that is happening here at THRIVE is to join our awesome mailing list by entering your name and email here.

We are so happy you are here and we want to see you THRIVE!

Jamie Smith Founder THRIVE


Jamie founded THRIVE because it was what she needed as an artist and it turns out other people need it too!

Likes: Studio Mondays, morning exercises and the one and only Oprah.  

Dislikes: Cold tea.

Tara Galuska THRIVE

Tara Galuska

Tara gets misty-eyed every time she hears a member share their story about the amazing things they are making happen in their life as a result of being a member of THRIVE community.

Likes: Checking things off her to do list, paper (she’s a paper artist) and cats.

Dislikes: When people say something can’t be done!

Please note that members and facilitators of THRIVE Mastermind are cis and trans women and those who are gender non-binary, gender-fluid and femme-identified. Sorry gentlemen but this membership and our events have not been designed for men.