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.

Our Applicants:

  • 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?

Apply To Be a BOOSTer

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

Apply To Be a BOOST Advisor


How to be a Multi-Hyphenate Artist

We hosted a FREE workshop and meet-up for folks interested in becoming and/or developing their skills as a multi-hyphenate artist in NYC! Sponsored by BOOST, this workshop was led by multi-hyphenate artists and BOOST Co-Chairs Jillian Vitko and Ayana Bey.

A graphic of three silhoutted side profile faces, each a different color and layered on top of each other in an echoey effect.

In an industry where effort does not always garner desired results, creating your own work is almost essential.

Topics included how to become multi-hyphenate artists, how to create your own artistic ecosystem, and the ways in which it can benefit your career.

Wear many hats, make more art, and meet more like-minded people.

April 25th @7pm ET at Meaux Space in NYC

BOOST Banters

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.”

CLICK HERE to read all about the 2022 BOOST Banters!

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:

To learn more about our BOOSTers, click on card below: