Sokoloff Arts Announces 2017 -2018 Fellowship At Town Stages

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Sokoloff Arts has been dedicated to telling your story and sharing your passion since our days at Loft227. 

In collaboration with TOWN STAGES’ beautiful new arts and events complex in Manhattan, Sokoloff Arts is excited to offer YOU a consolidated home for the life cycle of your project, a platform for the next phase of development, and an ultimate pipeline to success.

 

Part residency, part incubator, and part home base, a Fellowship with Sokoloff Arts offers ultimate creative freedom to grow within our walls. 

Here's What You'll Get

 

*Access to our Shared Spaces*

Join us during the day for your meetings, team brainstorming sessions, or just a quiet place to write. Basically, mi casa, su casa.


*Rehearsal/ Shoot/ Production/ Incubator Space Subsidy*

Rehearse your opening number, host your think tank, or transform TOWN into the perfect spot for a day on set. Book partially subsidized private space (up to 50% off our normal rate) as long as it’s available, within a two week booking window. Do NOT fall asleep on this one though, it's first come, first served. 


*Performance/Screening/Event Space Subsidy*

Courtesy of Sokoloff Arts, book one of our spaces for your production, full show run, screening, pitch, or event at our subsidized Fellowship discount rate. Do all the things!!


*Be part of our Social Network*

Participate in social media shares and be featured in our e-blasts and on our website. Get access to exclusive TOWN events, roundtables, open dress rehearsals, festivals and screenings. You're always invited!


*Town Stages Community*

Join a creative cohort of like minded makers and thinkers, share energy and success stories, and combine resources and tactics for efficiency. Be apart of the family!


Are you excited? We're excited!

To apply, please submit the form below and email us any supplemental materials you believe to be relevant to your application.

Applications for Fellowships are accepted on a rolling basis. The length of your Fellowship, along with your total number of allocated space hours, will be determined by our selection team.

To download a PDF version to draft your answers offline, click here

Got a burning question? Contact our Deputy Director, Chie Morita.

phone: 212-634-7690 x702

email: chie@townstages.com

 

 

Robin Sokoloff

Robin Sokoloff is a lifelong dancer, theater professional, and activist: Passionate about building platforms for women and minority voices.

Combining her craft talents as a producer, casting director, and choreographer, Robin Sokoloff spent her twenties developing interactive entertainment concepts for venues, record labels, and big brand events nationwide. Her high-profile rock show “Spotlight Live” ran for two years in the heart of Times Square on Broadway; featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Whoopi Show, The Montel Williams Show, Fox 5 News, WPIX Channel 11 News, Good Day NY, and NY 1.

After starting up Data Insights and Analytics Firm SolvedByData (Freelancers Union, Microsoft, Mobile Commons, Heineken, Forbes), Robin set her sights on solving the problem of access to minority friendly and affordable creative space in New York City for artists and entrepreneurs. By leveraging her industry techspertise in building and lighting design, Robin built Loft227: A performance and event venue providing enterprise level production resources that supports new works that inspire, enlighten, and strengthen communities through interactive entertainment and political action.

As Executive Director of Loft227, Robin has grown the organization to encompass 20,000 emerging artists, entrepreneurs, and their supporters, with an emphasis on the advancement of young women, minorities, and LGBTQ voices. For over 5 years, Sokoloff has leveraged her space to donate over $215,000 each year in sponsorship, rehearsal hours, and production dollars to the best and brightest innovators New York City has to offer.  Robin and her team have supported over 600 live events in under 5 years, directly creating jobs for over 54 local freelance artists, and enabling an additional 1,800 freelance supporting jobs for various organizations and events. In all, Loft227 has seen 68,000 unique visitors through it’s doors. 

Loft227 is set to expand into a location 5X it's current size in Summer 2017, to meet the city's overwhelming demand for dynamic space and mentorship in NYC. 

Most recently, Robin Sokoloff fully produced “Queer Composers For Orlando”, “The Lost” – A New Play By Keelay Gipson, “The Giants” – A New Play By Matthew Jellison, “Bun In The Oven” – A Film By Jono Freedrix, and launched Hong Kong’s smash hit, “The Easy Hour” in New York City (I AM Concepts). She is currently choreographing Pasek and Paul's award-winning musical "DOGFIGHT" for 5th Floor Theater Company at The Hudson Guild Theater. 

Robin serves on the Board of The Musical Theater Factory: Developing of over 90 new musicals with more than 900 volunteers contributing over 15,000 combined hours of service. 

Robin holds a BA in Sociology from New York University’s College of Arts and Sciences, she is a graduate of NEW (Non-Traditional Employment For Women), and a member of The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America w/ Local 157; proud to have built this city she loves. Robin is a certified NYS Rape Crisis Advocate for the Crime Victims Treatment Center; volunteering overnights at St. Luke’s/ Roosevelt and Lenox Hill Hospitals supporting victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. She’s also an advocate mentor for CVTC, training new volunteers each year.

Robin is a sanctioned athlete with The United Skates Figure Skating Association.