Raissa Simpson’s PUSH Dance Company Builds Vibrant Contemporary Dances To Gain A Deeper Understanding Of The Challenges Attributed To Mixed Heritage.


PUSH FORWARD (P4C) DEADLINE: DEC 1st, 2022 (Extended Deadline)
“An artist's duty is to reflect the times,” 
- Nina Simone

PUSH FORWARD (P4C) is funded by the Kenneth Rainin Foundation and individual supporters.


P4C supports dancers, choreographers, teachers, and administrators whose work is based in the exploration and expression of the African diaspora in the San Francisco Bay Area.


This small relief fund centers “Recovery” and will be distributing funds to $500 each applicant individual or organization. Past P4C applicants and honorees are welcome to reapply.

PUSH FORWARD is a program for movement & dance practitioners from African American/Black communities who need financial help as a result of COVID-19, the economic crisis, and systemic racism. Applicants from the nine SF Bay Area counties are welcome to apply such as:  Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.

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    • URL of your work – All applicants should submit a video link of up to 5-minutes to their most recent work within the last 5 years.
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