BOOST (Building Occupational Objectives & Skills Together): Early Career Guidance
Off The Lane’s BOOST Program is designed for early career artists 18+ who have lived in NYC while pursuing the arts for at least one year. Think of us as career therapy! We implement tailored challenges in order to help BOOSTers progress towards their specific career objectives. Through one-on-one sessions, BOOST provides resources and advice along with periodic events that feature relevant experts to help provide insight to meet creative goals.
- An Early Career Artist 18+
- Have been living in NYC for at least one year
- Actively pursuing a creative arts career
- Looking to boost careers by developing concrete, attainable, and sustainable practices to reach creative goals
Interested in giving your career a BOOST?
Interested in becoming a BOOST Advisor? Learn more below!
BOOST is a free career guidance program for artists 18+ who have been living in NYC for at least 1 year and are in need of counsel to build their skill sets and apply them to their career. BOOST Advisors facilitate sessions with these artists to create a course of action through personal connection, creative analysis, and organized planning. Through drawing on their own experiences, BOOST Advisors cultivate the blueprint for each artist and create a space for deeper exploration. Background in Education, Career Guidance, and/or Mentorship preferred. Applicants must be actively pursuing a career in the Arts.
Our BOOST Advisors possess:
- Problem Solving Skills
- An ability to relate their own experiences to others in a helpful way
- Comfortability talking about a wide range of topics
- The ability to listen to understand, not just respond
- Willingness to use personal network as a resource
BOOST Banters was set up to help build a bridge between new and seasoned artists through a mixer style event. What is so special about this event is how intimate and personalized it is. Each guest is hand selected and paired with our BOOSTers.
When asking our BOOST Co-Chairs, Ayana Bey and Jillian Vitko, why this event was so important to them, they said they “wanted to demystify the word networking and create a space for artists to connect in an informal, fun way. Taking the pressure off and just having a conversation as humans who happen to be in the same field.”
Co-Chairs in Chairs
Our lovely BOOST Co-Chairs, Ayana Bey and Jillian Vitko, created a vlog-style video answering any and all BOOST questions you may have! Watch below to learn about the ins and outs of BOOST: