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.
Our work is possible thanks to the support from: