THRIVE Talks and THRIVE Talks Minis are held on alternating months throughout the year. These speaker series were created as a way for likeminded artists to gather together in an intimate setting and enjoy inspiring talks by both artists and those working in the arts!

THRIVE Talks speakers are successful women—including those who are cis, trans, gender non-binary, gender-fluid and femme-identified—in the arts who share their journeys, successes and advice. With a single speaker for the night we are able to really get to know them and dive deep on certain topics that relate specifically to artists' lives.  

At THRIVE Talks Minis we hear from seven different artists in the community who share their journeys, their work and why they do what they do. Each artist volunteers their time and develops their public speaking in these unique 9 minute presentations! These are the perfect talks for anyone who is interested in learning what the heck it is that artists do and why!

Please note that speakers and attendees at THRIVE Talks are cis and trans women and people who are gender non-binary, gender-fluid and femme-identified. Sorry gentlemen but these talks are not for men.

THRIVE Talks events always sell out! To find out when tickets become available first sign up to our newsletter list.


This Month on may 31st


Join us on Wednesday, May 31st from 7pm until 8:30pm to hear from seven practicing artists in our community. Be inspired, share a laugh and enjoy a fun evening with other creative and curious souls. This is the perfect talk for those in the arts or for anyone who is interested in learning what the heck it is that artists do and why!

After the talks we will mingle until 9pm.

List of speakers


Alexa Mazzarello
Suzy Birstein
Angela Gooliaff
Charlotte Spafford
Laara Cerman
Erica Pang
Jessica Raven Littlestar

Date: Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Time: 7PM-8:30PM 

Location:  The Aviary (637 East 15th Avenue, Vancouver, BC)