Native New Yorker Isabel Soffer has been at the forefront of cultural arts programming in the USA for over three decades and has been instrumental in shaping, developing and cultivating the American global music and dance scene.
She is co-founder and co-director of the leading cultural non-profit globalFEST, co-founder of The Generators, an arts and entertainment company and founder of Live Sounds – all of whose programs catalyze creative and artistic networks to foster a sustainable ecosystem for the arts by producing and curating concerts, public programs, festivals, educational programs and multimedia projects. Isabel has produced four Grammy nominated recordings, works with cultural institutions worldwide and travels extensively to music markets, expos and festival around the world and participates in cultural forums, panel discussions and workshops. Her work is founded on the belief that art has the power to activate change and that a healthy society includes the free flow of cultural exchange, ideas and information.
Based in Saugerties, Isabel is chair of the Saugerties Arts Commission. Home to a diverse array of artists, arts organizations and supporters of the arts, the SAC promotes opportunities for residents and visitors to experience the rich cultural life of the town through visual, performing, media, decorative, applied, and literary arts.