PUSH Forward (formerly PUSH for Campaign) is an innovative small relief fund for African descended* movement & dance artists that will accept applications from Tuesday, April 19, 2022 to Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Funds up to $500 will be awarded to individual artists/companies who are developing new work in the performing arts during the recovery from the pandemic and racial uprising. For the 2022 spring cycle, artists residing in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and San Mateo counties are eligible to apply. PUSH Forward is funded in part by the Kenneth Rainin Foundation and individual donors.
*We define “African descended” as descendants of the African victims of the Trans-Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea slave trade or those individuals with Black ancestry, heritage, mixed identity or from historically Black countries.