Being an artist takes perseverance.
It takes a whole lot of effort to thrive in the art world. We sat down with Thrive Art Studio’s founding artist, Jamie Smith to hear what she has to say about their community, their passion for learning, and commitment to support rather than compete.
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Tell us a bit about yourself.
THRIVE Studio is a secret hip lady club for female artists who want to kill it! We are home to THRIVE Mastermind, THRIVE Talks and run a series of monthly professional development sessions for artists.
What is the purpose behind Thrive Art Studio?
THRIVE is built on a foundation of community, a passion for learning and a commitment to support rather than compete. Our mission is to empower female artists to unlock their greatest potential in their art practices, their businesses and their lives. Making the (art)world a better place one artist at a time.
Tell us about the different classes you hold at Thrive?
THRIVE Mastermind is made up of small groups of female artists that meet once a month in Vancouver for a year to develop their art practices and focus on their businesses. At each meeting, members share their artistic achievements and struggles of the month. The intimate group setting allows each participant to share and learn from other female artists in their community. Between monthly meetings, members communicate through a private Facebook group page to share resources, advice and support.
THRIVE TALKS is a monthly speakers series that invites successful female artists and women in the arts to share their journeys, successes and advice with other women.
Our monthly professional development sessions are specifically designed with artists in mind! We’ve already held a very successful artist statement writing session and next in the series of professional development sessions are on the topics of networking, Instagram and social media planning.
What are you inspired by?
The THRIVE community! THRIVE attracts women that are serious about being or becoming full time professional artists as it requires a financial investment. They are willing to make a commitment to their professional development monthly and do the work. I find them brave, determined and dedicated. We are energized by their successes and all this makes us dedicated to the work we do.