We are excited to announce the open call for the Fall 2018 Fellowship for Utopian Practice, now in its seventh year with over three dozen projects supported. Deadline to apply is September 27, 11:59 pm. To apply follow application guidelines here.
Artists and other creative professionals are encouraged to apply with ideas for projects that expand their practice beyond its traditional boundaries. This is a process-based Fellowship, and Culture Push will help Fellows develop big ideas that have real world, practical, and community-centered applications. We are looking for highly interactive projects that engage the public and push the boundaries of how art can exist in the public sphere and the world in its current political climate. The Fellows will have a year-long tenure that begins in the Fall of 2018, and will receive logistical, institutional, and financial support.
is an experimental platform to cultivate critical improvisation: tactics for self-articulation and collective engagement as we demand a more just society. Less a formal education program and more a container for collective study, this first iteration of the project is open-ended and speculative, connecting music, movement, struggle, assembly and transcendence.
Trans Family Archive revolves around a series of roundtable discussions designed to increase the contact and communication between generations of trans and non-binary individuals.
Will build a more informed history of Brooklyn through its street names, inviting participants to join in a series of workshops and embodied public performance.
A platform for intervention, mobilization, and improvisation, that channels bodily movement as a political tool in order to explore ideas related to identity and personhood for Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico and abroad.
What Would An HIV Doula Do?
As part of a collective made up of artists, activists, chaplains, doulas, and others, Ted and his collaborators will be growing their work to reflectively respond to the ongoing AIDS crisis. Through a variety of events and gatherings, the collective will offer individuals and communities affected by HIV and other participants the chance to consider questions about collective community healing and support.
In a series workshops for young people of color who have limited access to arts education, Chris will engage participants in writing and performing original songs as a means to cultivate confidence in their creative capacity and give a voice to their stories.
Having been intimately involved in her community of Bed-Stuy as part of her photography work, Hidemi is expanding her practice to create a photography studio that offers free classes to community members to learn skills in documenting and capturing their everyday lives.
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