Our mission is to provide collaborative opportunities to a community of artists who are committed to creating and presenting interdisciplinary work in unconventional spaces and for diverse audiences.
THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE is a Brooklyn-based non-profit arts organization conceived in 2012 with projects and events ranging from a 24 hour collaboration in a hotel room to a 10 week high school film-making residency. Our longest running programs include an ongoing series of events showcasing quickly developed interdisciplinary collaborations, and Collective Storytelling, a collection of events and projects that offer both young and professional artists and audiences the opportunity to develop and present work that focuses on identity and memory. We also host the Alliance of Brooklyn Creatives, a platform that connects members of the Brooklyn arts community and endorses artistic, collaborative exchange.
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THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE STAFF
Nasrene Haj, Director/CO-Founder
Nasrene is a project-based arts manager who holds a liberal arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College in Cultural Studies encompassing dance, writing and Italian studies. Her interdisciplinary education led her to found THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE in 2012 with the goal of providing artists with resources for collaborations and mentoring across age and discipline. In addition to directing the collective, Nasrene works as the External Affairs Associate at Brooklyn Arts Council, had spent the past two years as the Development and Membership Coordinator for the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival and is in her third year as Chair of Teen Artists Learners and Leaders, the teen arts council at Brooklyn Arts Exchange. She welcomes the opportunity to connect and collaborate on new projects that empower both young and professional artists through the artistic process.
* In 2014, Nasrene was interviewed for the blog, Arts for Progress. Check out the interview to learn more about THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE, its director, current programs and future projects.
Gina Solebello, Artistic Director
Gina is the current Production Assistant for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as well as a freelance Stage Manager throughout NYC. Gina holds a BA in Musical Theater from Marywood University, where she held the position of President of both their theater honors society, Alpha Psi Omega, and theater club, the Marywood Players. Gina has been involved in the arts since age 3, beginning as a performer and later exploring technical theater, directing, and producing. She has worked with young artists, most recently as a mentor and collaborator with teens as part of THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE's Collective Storytelling program. Born and raised in Spring Lake Heights, NJ, Gina moved to NYC to pursue a career in the arts, both as a performer and arts administrator.
Haley Robinson, Project Manager
Haley is a recent graduate from Sarah Lawrence College concentrating in dance and social sciences. In the 2013-2014 academic year, she studied at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire for dance in London, England. There she was able to hone in on her interests in community-based dance education and arts administration. Currently, she is working at Columbia University as the Administrative Coordinator in the Psychology Department.
MILA PINIGIN, CO-FOUNDER
Mila Pinigin first moved to Vermont from Moscow, Russia in 1995. She received a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College in 2012 where she studied art history, contemporary dance, and visual arts. During a year abroad in Florence, Italy she studied printmaking, Italian, politics, art history, and art restoration. She held several prestigious internships with Gladstone Gallery,Artnews Magazine, and Blouin Artinfo and co-founded THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE during her time in New York. When Hurricane Sandy brought her back to the Upper Valley in Vermont she soon began working at Dartmouth College, Edgewater Farm, Revolution, and at AVA Gallery. Presently, Mila is the Director of the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum.