ADDRESS Interview with THRIVE Art Studio.

What do you do and how will you be involved with ADDRESS this year? We are so excited that all the walls at ADDRESS this year will be adorned with work by a selection of our super talented members!

THRIVE started here in Vancouver in 2015 and is a community of female visual artists from all over the world! Being an artist is important but often lonely work and our mission at THRIVE is to support female, gender queer and non binary artists. The main way we do this is through our THRIVE Mastermind program where artists meet monthly and provide each other with support, accountability and motivation. They also have access to great opportunities like being part of ADDRESS!

Where do you find inspiration when experiencing a creative block? It really helps to be able to talk to other artists who have been through it before! Knowing that you aren’t alone really helps as does focusing on other things that interest you for a while and focusing on self care.

What advice would you give to young designers / makers / artists / creatives aspiring to make it in their field? Our motto at THRIVE is to “Do The Work” as it is the only way to get you where you are going. We also believe that community is essential in providing the support needed to make it in your field. It also makes the journey way more enjoyable!

What’s your dream project? This project with ADDRESS is pretty dreamy! We love projects, collaborations, and partnerships that provide opportunities for our membership of visual artists.