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Empower Artists Gala 2021- Virtual

November 8, 2021 @ 7:30 pm 8:30 pm EST


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Over the past two and a half years, Off The Lane has been privileged to work with young creatives looking to transition from student to thriving professional. Through our mentorship, continued education and career guidance programs, we aim to empower, educate, and cultivate connections in the next generation of artists.

Our Mentorship Program continues to soar as we welcomed our 6th session of Mentees in September. Our wonderful Mentors are extremely passionate about giving back to aspiring artists. The OTL community is growing by leaps and bounds and we couldn’t be more proud. We are also celebrating 1 year of our BOOST Program. This program focuses on creative career guidance for those that need a little boost. All of our programs are thoughtfully developed by and for artists.

In our inaugural year of the Ann Reinking Scholarship Program, we will award a $5000 grant to an aspiring dancer seeking to move to NYC to accomplish dreams of professional employment. This grant will be accompanied with 1:1 Mentorship, Educational Events and Resources, Accountability Check-Ins, and a community through the fast growing OTL Family, carrying forward Annie’s passion for mentoring and cultivating young talent! In only 7 months, we’ve witnessed a world full of yes, as Annie’s friends, colleagues and our passionate staff at Off The Lane have jumped in head first to establish and launch a program and scholarship that will inspire and empower a future generation of diverse and talented artists. We’ve created a framework for our Adjudication Process, valuing transparency and. inclusion, designed and built a custom software for the Application and Adjudication Process, and are ecstatic to announce this year’s award! We are humbled by the incredible work of this devoted group and are looking forward to the development and expansion of this program for many years to come.

On November 8, 2021, two days shy of Annie’s birthday, we will be announcing our inaugural year winner of the Ann Reinking Scholarship Program during OTL’s 2nd Annual Empower Artists Gala and are once again thanking you for your support. Not only will your support directly impact these young artists and help set them on a path for. success, but you are helping build the groundwork for a program built for and by artists for many years to come.

Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you at this year’s Empower Artists Fundraiser!

*Due to the size of the venue, space is limited. If you are interested in attending in-person ($150) email hello@offthelane.org to join our waitlist. Covid Protocols will be in place and all attending must show proof of vaccination.