THE NYC WOMEN'S ART COLLECTIVE
Our mission is to encourage, strengthen and ignite artists who are so bravely in pursuit of their dreams. Committed to the spiritual, emotional, and physical health of all, we are focused on creating a judgment-free, safe space for female-identifying and genderqueer creators to connect, explore, and share their art at every stage of creation. WAC is not exclusive, and all peoples are encouraged to be a part of our community.
Curating a creative career takes a tremendous amount of time, energy, and bravery, which is why we started The NYC Women's Art Collective help connect and support female- identifying artists in NYC. We believe in the value of companionship, and the power of collaboration over competition. Through our monthly meetings, weekly features, and on-going performance events, we hope to grow this supportive community and aim to provide tools and resources for artists.
If you would like to make a donation to The NYC Women's Art Collective, please refer to our paypal or our fiscal sponsor Fractured Atlas. Please include your contact information so we can properly thank you for your contribution. Let us know if you'd like us to provide you with the necessary tax-deductible documents for your records. .
Sofia is an Actor, Model, & Creative Producer in NYC. Sofia partners with INCLINE PRODUCTIONS, a full-service Film/ Commercial production company located in Meat Packing. With her background in acting, broadcast, filmmaking, and modeling, she is a passionate storyteller, offering perspective from both sides of the lens. Sofia is the creative editor and content creator having worked with several brands including INSPR , Saint Luna Spirits, Berenice (Paris) Official.
With a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from The University of Oklahoma, Sofia currently creates in NYC. Films currently in Post Production are (Blueberry Hall 2016, and Gosnell America's Biggest Serial Killer.) IMDB.
Sofia is the Founder of NYCWAC extremely passionate about developing a supportive community for creatives to thrive on the support, love, and resources of a unified community.
FOUNDER + PRESIDENT + CREATIVE DIRECTOR
SOFIA BELHOUARI | PRESIDENT & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
CAROLINE DUNAWAY | VICE PRESIDENT & EVENT DIR.
Caroline is an award-winning actress, writer, singer, and producer working in film, theatre, and commercials in NYC. After studying Film Production at Loyola Marymount's School For Film & Television, she studied improv and sketch comedy at The Groundlings and UCB. She then wrote, produced, and starred in the full-length musical A SELF-HELP GUIDE TO KILLING YOUR BOSS, which sold out its Hollywood debut and subsequently ran at the prestigious Los Angeles Theatre Company in downtown LA to rave reviews. It then had its sold-out NYC premiere as a staged reading at The Alchemical in Manhattan.
Caroline is a founding member of the sketch comedy group, Burnt Quiche, which focuses on highlighting social issues through comedy. Her sketch writing recently placed her as a finalist in the 2018 Women In Comedy Festival (presided by Paul Feig), and has been featured by Elizabeth Banks’ site WhoHaha and Digg.com. She also worked as a contributing editor for Thought Catalog, where she wrote on both comedy and personal development.