Fellowship for Utopian Practice

CRITERIA FOR PROPOSED PROJECTS
To be considered for the Fellowship, projects must:
1. Be interactive and engage the public (entirely or in part), in accordance with our mission.
**Note: Our definition of “civic engagement” includes public talks, live interactive components, skill-shares, participatory performances and similar activities that in some way address the public good and have clearly defined goals for serving as a means of generating social change.
2. Test a new and previously unrealized idea that expands the scope of the applicant’s current practice.
3. Not be considered as an exhibition or the production of a ‘show,’ but rather a series of events and/or actions aimed at engaging the public.
4. Occur during the Fellowship year.
5. Take place within the 5 boroughs of NYC (projects may have components outside of this geographic region, but they will not be supported by Culture Push).
6. If your proposed project is part of a larger piece or series, Culture Push funding may only be applied toward the public engagement component of the project, which should be reflected in your proposal budget.

WHAT WE PROVIDE
1. Honoraria for the project ($1000)
2. Fiscal sponsorship for additional grant-based fundraising and individual contributions
3. Strategic meetings with Culture Push staff, including development and production support
4. Access to Materials for the Arts
5. Networking meetings with Culture Push co-Founders, Executive Director, Staff, Advisors, and other Fellows
6. Marketing via the Culture Push network, email list, and social media contacts for promotion purposes
NOTE: Culture Push does not provide a venue or exhibition space for applicants, but we will work with Fellows to help secure suitable site(s).

Applicants must have at least 3 years of professional experience in their field. Currently enrolled undergraduate students may not apply. Fellows must produce the proposed project during the Fellowship year , and within the five boroughs of New York City. Group or collaborative proposals are welcome.

Compensation: 500-1000

0-10 hours/week

TO APPLY Please send an email to cp@culturepush.org with the subject “Fellowship for Utopian Practice,” letting us know how you heard about the Fellowship program, and attach the following materials in a single PDF (5MB or less):

1. Project Narrative that describes your proposed project, its goals and timeline, and the link between your project and the Culture Push mission with as much detail as possible (500 words max).
2. A one-page project budget that explains how the Fellowship for Utopian Practice honoraria will be allocated and strategies for additional fundraising (foundations, grants, or direct solicitation), if necessary.
3. A one-page resume or CV detailing your artistic and/or professional experience. For collaborative proposals, please provide resumes or CVs of each participating artist; collectives should provide a resume for the group’s activities.
4. A sample of no more than 5 images of recent, relevant work and/or a link to online video or audio content that is no more than 5 minutes long. If submitting an audio or video work sample longer than 5 minutes please provide a cue point.

Questions? Send us an email at cp@culturepush.org with the subject line “Fellowship Question.”

Submit by :10/6/2015

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