News: The Artist Co-op Pop Up at the Center for Social Innovation

May 23, 2016 | News | Tags:
Announcing ‘The Artist Co-op Pop Up,’ a Shared Workspace for Performing Artists

Four-Day Event, June 7-10, Unites New York City Actors, Directors, Dancers, Playwrights, and more, with Programs and Services to Support the Performing Arts Community

NEW YORK, NY – May 23, 2016 – The Artist Co-op Pop Up, a shared workspace for performing artists, uniting New York City’s actors directors, dancers, playwrights, and more, with programs and services to support the performing arts community, is launching June 7-10. Taking place at the Center for Social Innovation, 601 W 26th St #325, New York, NY, the pop up will host an inspired evening lineup of event programming:

TUESDAY. JUNE 7. CULTIVATE.

6:00-8:00 PM THE FARM THEATER’S BULLPEN SESSION: “THE WORK OF AN ACTOR” with Raul Castillo, Marin Ireland, Florencia Lozano // 8:00 -10:00 PM PRODUCING FORUM: GOAL ACTION PLANNING with COURTNEY ROMANO

WEDNESDAY. JUNE 8. CONVERSE.

7:00 PM DINNER LABS: DIVERSITY IN THE PERFORMING ARTS,  A Dialogue with NY Deaf Theatre, Girl Be Heard, Fire This Time, Diana Oh. Moderated by Lauren Whitehead.

9:00 PM MINI-CONCERT feat. Diana Oh, Anna/Kate Band

THURSDAY. JUNE 9. COLLABORATE.

7:00 PM FGP TAKES OVER THE POP-UP: An immersive performance about Community feat. Musical Theater Factory, The Bats, Theatre in Asylum, Poetic Theater Productions and MORE!

FRIDAY. JUNE 10. CELEBRATE.

7:00 PM ARTIST SALON HOSTED BY THE HANG / Laura Sisskin // ARTIST RESOURCE EXPO feat. DISTINCT, Audition Hero, The Artist Financial Support Group, Bookster, Forge, Script Match, Audition Answer, Actor Dash, Abbott, Broadway Babysitters, Theatre Galleria 9:00 PM DANCE PARTY!

“I was inspired by how the WeWork model could be applied to arts community because the artist is the original start up,” said Rachel Berger, Founder, The Artist Co-op. “We need well-designed space that supports the collaborative work that goes on behind the scenes to stay organized, produce projects, build relationships, and manage the overall creative process.”

The Artist Co-op Pop Up will explore what the organization hopes to find a permanent space to create, also offering:

  • Rehearsal spaces
  • Shared collaborative space
  • Conference rooms
  • Business amenities (mailbox, printer & fax)
  • Curated member services (website development, financial assistance, etc)
  • Incubator performances (new plays & musicals)
  • Lockers
  • Library (scripts & props)

“Out of rejection came a silver lining,” continued Rachel. “After my third time applying to the top MFA programs in acting, bummed and disheartened, I looked back at my statement of purpose, which asked why I want to be an actor. I realized I wanted to build a community and be surrounded by the intellectual capital that a university would offer. Art is a collaborative process. The most rewarding experiences I’ve had as a performer have been developing and devising new work, which went on to the New York Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe festival. These festivals are breeding grounds for innovative art and collaboration. So why not cultivate, grow, and support our network right here in New York City?”

Visit theartistco-op.com to learn more about the dynamic vision for this community. Free and open to the public. RSVP here to join one or all of the events: http://www.theartistco-op.com/new-page-1.

The Artist Co-op is made possible by the Center for Social Innovation, Distinct, Color Reflections Dynamic Digital Imaging, Word Bookstores, Think Coffee, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Insomnia Cookies, dopper., Kelvin Natural Slush Co., and Runa. Advisers include Marissa Feinberg, David Gise, Benjamin Cox, Michael DiFonza & Jay Taparia.

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The Artist Co-op Pop Up, a shared workspace for performing artists, uniting New York City’s actors directors, dancers, playwrights, and more, with programs and services to support the performing arts community, is launching June 7-10. Taking place at the Center for Social Innovation, 601 W 26th St #325, New York, NY 10001, the pop up will host an inspired evening lineup of event programming. Visit http://www.theartistco-op.com to learn more about the dynamic vision for this community.