Through a steady stream of partnerships and collaborations, we’ve been able to intersect values found in dance and community engagement. The next logical step in our progression is to enhance our programming by expanding onto our own floor in the multi-tenant arts hub run by the Community Arts Stabilization Trust.
The BIPOC Artists Sanctuary & Enrichment or BΛSE is the new home of PUSH Dance Company. Growing Sanctuary is our campaign to raise $300,000 for artistic, educational and community engagement during our 2022-2023 season.
100% of your donation will fund powerful artists and educational programs —with Your help, we’re halfway to our goal!
This vision includes BΛSE, a monumental endeavor to share reparative and restorative dance practices through classes, workshops, residencies and performances. The exceptional design allows for a convertible studio for large or small gatherings. By supporting us, you’ll be growing a dynamic vision to amplify the voices of BIPOC artists in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Our Growing Sanctuary campaign is a bold step to significantly enhance our programs in a rapidly changing climate.
Aug 2020 // Raissa engages Victor Gotesman Performing Arts Facility Planning
Oct 2020 // A work group made up of community members is formed to assess the feasibility study and space planning
Jan 2021 // Community Arts Stabilization Trust or CAST is engaged as a potential landlord at 447 Minna
Mar 2022 // Popup events and informational meetings in the local SOMA district community.
Underway (started Aug 2021) // This is where we are now: Development of architecture, renderings and contract work on the 3rd Floor
September 2022 // Our target date to move into 447 Minna on the 3rd Fl
We maximize impact
Every penny goes towards enriching the lives of artists, children & families. Our total operating expenses currently allow for 85% of our income to go to programming that benefits the community as a whole.
Everyone is welcome
Through a compassionate & life-affirming approach to programs based on community input, we intersect dance with amplifying the voices of BIPOC artists.