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Off The Lane Inc

Our mission is to enrich and engage the creative community through continued education, outreach, and special projects

New York, NY   |  www.offthelane.org

Mission

Our mission is to enrich and engage the creative community through continued education, outreach, and special projects. Our vision is that artists of all races, genders, and ethnicities have easy accessibility to the tools and resources that they need to improve their careers and achieve their goals. We value inclusion, accessibility and creativity in the development and implementation of our educational programming and cultivating a community built on mutual trust and respect. We are an organization founded by artists with a passion-driven interest to develop programs that empower artists and creatives. Our community ranges from college students and early career artists to seasoned professionals looking to give back through mentorship, interactive panels and master classes.

Ruling year info

2019

President

Kristal Mallookis

Main address

305 7th Ave Fl 17

New York, NY 10001 USA

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EIN

83-3323252

NTEE code info

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our vision is that artists of all races, genders, and ethnicities have easy accessibility to the tools and resources that they need to improve their careers and achieve their goals.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Mentorship Program

The Off The Lane Mentorship Program connects motivated juniors, college seniors and young professionals 18+ looking to move to NYC with working creative professionals to enrich, educate, and engage them to ease their transition into a new creative community. Over the course of the session, Mentees will meet with their Mentors once a week virtually. The Mentors will provide resources and cover a wide variety of topics such as housing, transportation, networking, and entertainment industry insight.

Our Mentees:
A College Senior, Motivated Junior or Young Professional Planning to Move to NYC
Interested in a Career in the Arts & Entertainment Industry
Looking to Successfully Transition from Student to Thriving Professional
Available for (1) 30-minute Virtual Session per week with their Mentor

Our Mentors:
Creative Arts Professionals Working in NYC
Possess Excellent Leadership Qualities
Looking to Give Back to the Next Generation of Creatives
Complete an Extensive Vetting, Interview & Training process

Population(s) Served

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

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Artists and performers
Young adults
Artists and performers

ColLab: An Experimental Workshop challenges NYC artists to create interdisciplinary live performance work to be workshopped and presented in the Off The Lane performance space. The ColLab program also hosts networking and community events for interdisciplinary artists to connect and brainstorm their collaboration opportunities. ColLab offers opportunities for performances featuring theatre, dance, music, film, visual art, photography, and more.

We envision creating new works of performing and visual arts that are cross-genre, cross-discipline, and cross-cultural in a way that unifies the arts and gives new voices and partnerships a platform that theyve never had before.

ColLab has an open submission policy, so artists can submit ideas on OTL's website for potential future production at all times!

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollars paid to artists

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Young adults, Artists and performers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Winner of the Ann Reinking Scholarship Award

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Off The Lane’s Outreach programs are specifically geared towards giving back to the arts community in a variety of ways. Through OTL’s Special Projects, we will continue to give back by providing additional support to individuals, schools and other non-profit organizations to help fulfill their need of creative and artistic guidance. Continued Education goes back to the heart of why this organization began. Our entire team at OTL knows first hand how versatile training, education and networking can play directly into the success of one’s career.

The Ann Reinking Scholarship will be awarded annually to a young dancer moving to NYC to help support them in their artistic endeavors. We are devoted to creating this legacy for Annie, that will carry on her humanity, love and artistry not only as a dancer, but as a choreographer and collaborator in the next generation of artists. $5,000 scholarships will be awarded once-a-year to a young aspiring dancer with BIG dreams in the BIG city!

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. 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.

The Off The Lane Mentorship Program connects motivated juniors, college seniors and young professionals 18+ looking to move to NYC with working creative professionals to enrich, educate, and engage them to ease their transition into a new creative community. Over the course of the session, Mentees will meet with their Mentors once a week digitally. They will cover a wide variety of topics such as housing, transportation, and entertainment industry insight.

The Off The Lane’s Speaker Series Program is a great way for the creative community to gain access to notable leaders across multiple industries. Curated educational events and workshops are held with panelists and master teachers to provide insight on a wide variety of topics. Be sure to join our mailing list to be in the know of the next in-person or virtual event

Off The Lane’s School Partnership Program is designed as an extension to your creative arts faculty and curriculum. Our team is here to help curate Master Classes on various topics, gather experts for panels, and produce educational virtual events for your students!


We are an organization founded by artists with a passion-driven interest to develop programs that empower artists and creatives. Off The Lane launched in 2019 and is a licensed 501(c)(3). We are an organization founded by artists with a passion-driven interest to develop programs that empower artists and creatives. Our community ranges from college students and early career artists to seasoned professionals looking to give back through mentorship, interactive panels and master classes. Our goal is to create an inclusive and accessible support system that continues to invest in new initiatives to meet the ongoing needs of the creative community.

Our entire team here at Off The Lane has such an invested and collective interest in the goals of our organization. From the internal team and co-chairs to our volunteers and board members not to mention our wonderful advisory board, we consider ourselves lucky to be surrounded by such dedication and passion.

Our strategic goal is to continue to grow our artistic community while collaborating with artists, educators, companies and organizations that all have the common goal to help up and coming artists.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Off The Lane Inc

Board of directors
as of 03/21/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kristal Mallookis

Jillian Schiralli

Off The Lane

Gerome Samonte

Off The Lane

Christine Rose Schermerhorn

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/21/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/21/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.