ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP
Artists and other creative professionals are encouraged to apply with ideas for projects that expand their practice beyond its traditional boundaries. The Fellowship for Utopian Practice is a process-based program that helps creative people working across disciplines develop artistic methodologies that address issues of local and global importance. See our guidelines to learn more about the Fellowship, applicant eligibility and application requirements.
e are looking for highly interactive projects that thoughtfully engage the public and push the boundaries of how art can exist in the world. The Fellows will have a year-long tenure that begins in the late Spring of 2018.
Begun in 2012, the Fellowship has supported projects that explore a wide range of subjects, such as: colonialism’s effect on the relationship between Dominicans and Haitians, the historic practice of redlining through labyrinth walks, creating solidarity with incarcerated individuals through choreography, and cohabitation with plants in the urban environment, and more!
WHAT WE PROVIDE
We take a holistic approach to the Fellowship, nurturing the artists and their creative processes through various forms of logistical, institutional and financial support, including:
-Project stipend of $1,000
-Strategic meetings with Culture Push staff
-Mentorship with experts in the field
-Marketing via the Culture Push network
-Connection to other artists in the Fellowship cohort
-Access to Materials for the Arts
-Fiscal sponsorship, with grant application review and feedback
-Opportunity to contribute to or edit our online publication, PUSH/PULL
-Final public presentation to share your project's development
-Chance to include your work in our exhibition series
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.
Chinatown Art Brigade is a collective of Asian American artists and activists who collaborate with grassroots organizations in order to create public conversations that shed light on displacement in New York’s Chinatown and work to ameliorate the effects that new art world spaces have on Chinatown residents and business owners. With Culture Push, the CAB will work to find a shape and identity for their group, and concentrate on creating a strong network for their actions.
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.
(Past and Present)
- December 2017
- Nov 29, 2017 Chinatown Art Brigade @ The Movement Research Festival Fall 2017 Nov 29, 2017
- October 2017
- Jul 15, 2017 Reimagining Dominican Independence 7/15/1865 Jul 15, 2017
- May 12, 2017 – May 13, 2017 Black Girl Project: Emotional Emancipation Circle Facilitator Training May 12, 2017 – May 13, 2017
- Apr 27, 2017 Dominicans Love Haitians Movement: Film Screening and Panel Discussion: Apr 27, 2017
- Apr 9, 2017 Lise Brenner with Atlas Obscura Apr 9, 2017
- Apr 8, 2017 Lise Brenner of Vox Populi Apr 8, 2017
- Apr 8, 2017 "I'm Good You Smile": Say What?! Street Harassment Event Apr 8, 2017
- Apr 7, 2017 Dances for Solidarity Performance Apr 7, 2017
- Apr 2, 2017 Olaronke Akinmowo with Free Black Women's Library Apr 2, 2017
- Apr 1, 2017 The Workers Art Coalition Apr 1, 2017
- March 2017
- Feb 27, 2017 A Walk To Freedom: Film Screening and Conversation with Donna Hylton Feb 27, 2017
- Feb 25, 2017 February Meetup: Women Who Build-Artists Who Own Feb 25, 2017
- Nov 12, 2016 Mass Story Lab at UNC Greensboro Nov 12, 2016
- Oct 21, 2016 Dances for Solidarity Exhibition Oct 21, 2016
- Oct 1, 2016 – Oct 29, 2016 Free Black Women's Library at Wendy's Subway Reading Room Oct 1, 2016 – Oct 29, 2016
- Sep 21, 2016 Opening Flow with Mugwort Sep 21, 2016
- Jul 9, 2016 Artifacts and After Effects, First show of Culture Push Fellows, opens July 9 Jul 9, 2016
- Jun 22, 2016 CULTURE PUSH BENEFIT Jun 22, 2016
- May 1, 2016 Free Black Women's Library- Foodie Edition May 1, 2016
- April 2016
- Mar 12, 2016 Herstory Mar 12, 2016
- Mar 11, 2016 – Mar 12, 2016 Sip & Paint Mar 11, 2016 – Mar 12, 2016
- Mar 9, 2016 Letter Writing Clinic Mar 9, 2016
- Mar 3, 2016 Dances for Solidarity Letter Writing Clinic Mar 3, 2016
- Mar 1, 2016 – Apr 1, 2016 Open Call for the Spring 2016 Fellowship for Utopian Practice Mar 1, 2016 – Apr 1, 2016
- January 2016
- Dec 21, 2015 – Jan 3, 2016 Initial Conditions: Artist Make Spaces Dec 21, 2015 – Jan 3, 2016
- Dec 17, 2015 Holiday Letter Writing with Dances for Solidarity Dec 17, 2015
- Dec 12, 2015 OBSCURA SOCIETY NY: DUTCH KILLS SECRET ART TOUR Dec 12, 2015
- Dec 10, 2015 Dances for Solidarity Letter Writing Clinic Dec 10, 2015
- Dec 6, 2015 Free Black Women's Library Dec 6, 2015
- Dec 3, 2015 Dances for Solidarity Performance Dec 3, 2015
Our work is possible thanks to the support from: