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Soft Network is an emerging arts nonprofit founded by artists and legacy workers. Soft Network aims to develop and expand access to new artist legacy models and networks of support for under-resourced, socially engaged artists, estates and archives.

At its Manhattan studio and in partnership with other organizations, Soft Network produces public programming and exhibitions with a focus on vital yet vulnerable experimental art practices and their histories.

Estate Services

We currently offer consultation and other services on a sliding scale to artist collections and archives. For inquiries please email


Chelsea Spengemann, Executive Director; Co-Founder, Soft Network

Marie Warsh, Deputy Director; Co-Founder, Soft Network

Board of Directors

Yona Backer, Founder, Third Streaming; Alvin Baltrop Trust

Allen Frame, Artist; Educator; Advisor, Estate of Darrel Ellis

Mathwon Howard, Associate Vice President for Development, Yale University; Billops Hatch Advisory Board

Fawn Krieger, Artist; Program Director, The Keith Haring Foundation; Adjunct Instructor, The Cooper Union School of Art

Sara VanDerBeek, Artist; Educator; Co-Executor, Stan VanDerBeek Estate; Co-Founder, Soft Network

Max Warsh, Director, Yeh Art Gallery, St. John’s University; Co-director, Estate of Rosemary Mayer; Co-Founder, Soft Network