Scope Of Work is a talent development agency for underrepresented young people that aims to establish equity in the creative industry. Founded in 2016 by Geneva White and Eda Levenson, two career artists and educators of color with over a decade-long career in youth development and arts-education sector. SOW’s vision is to build a more inclusive creative ecosystem. SOW specifically supports young creatives of color, ages 17-24 years old, hailing from all five boroughs of NYC
Scope Of Work’s ecosystem was designed to realize equity and reflective representation for those who hold the keys to the future of one of NYC’s fastest-growing sectors: young creatives of color. SOW’s strategies provide broader value to the creative industry at large by providing opportunities for meaningful investment in the next generation of diverse talent.
In 2018, SOW:
- Built a community of over 200 young creatives of color to their talent roster
- Hosted monthly industry-lead skill-building programming
- Published a 40 page research report on best practices for positive early workplace experiences for young people of color in the creative sector
- Placed 23 young creatives of color in freelance, part-time and full-time positions