The Fellowship for Utopian Practice


Culture Push launched the Fellowship for Utopian Practice in 2012 to support boundary-pushing, interdisciplinary and socially engaged artwork.  Our open call runs twice per year in Spring and Fall.  Check the guidelines page for information on the next open call submission dates and application instructions.

In 2013-2014 Fellows are collaborating with community gardeners to create unique solar garden sculpture; riotously dissecting the New York Times through a feminist lens; bringing history to life through video art; bringing out the goddess in queer girls; and re-introducing the mailed missive through our Fellows' exciting new programming. Read about their projects below.

In 2012-2013 Fellows engaged with food and empowerment; the choreography of protest; the theater of philosophical inquiry; reimagining NYC's waterways; and ideating social space in the Bronx.


Fall Fellows
New York Times Feminist Reading Group (Jen Kennedy & Liz Linden), The NYTFRG Yearbook
Go! Push Pops (Katie Cercone and Elisa Garcia de la Huerta, with Char Johnson), Diamond Tribe

Honorary Fellow
Chloë Bass, Local Tourism Office

Spring Fellows
Torkwase Dyson (Studio South Zero), Shapes We Need, Kitchens We Don't
Benton-C Bainbridge with Minou Maguna and Bill Etra, Telematic Etra

Honorary Fellows
Alicia Grullon, Campaign Headquarters
Fantastic Futures, Reading Writing Writing


Fall Fellows
Konstantin Prishep, The Aquatorium Barge
Melanie Crean, Memories of the Future

Spring Fellows
Tracy Candido, Youth Food Lab
Daniel Lang/Levitsky, Just Like That

Honorary Fellows
Esther Neff and Yelena Gluzman, Theorems, Proofs, Rebuttals and Propositions:  A Conference of Theoretical Theater
Nancy Nowacek, Citizen Bridge