• join us
  • contact us
  • support

 2017 Urban Bush Women

Summer Leadership Institute


You, Me, We:
Understanding Internalized Racial Oppression and How it Manifests in Our Artistic Community


July 28 - August 6, 2017  |  New York, NY

NYU Tisch School of the Arts 


How To Apply

Please read each step before you begin.

  1. 1. Submit your $35 application fee HERE. *Be sure to select your mode of payment - Paypal account is NOT required.

  2. 2.  Once you complete your payment please click “Return to Urban Bush Women” to access the SLI Application. *If you skip this step you will not be able to access the application.

  3. 3.  Fill out the SLI application form.

  4. 4. After you submit your application form please make sure that you complete your application by emailing your photo and resume to sli@urbanbushwomen.org

For any questions or concerns you can email sli@urbanbushwomen.org or call 718.398.4783.



Application Fee: $35

SLI T-Shirt: $15

Tuition: $975


Sneak Peek of 2017 SLI Application


Once you have submitted this form please complete your application by sending your photo and resume to sli@urbanbushwomen.org. *Your application will not be considered complete until we get these materials.

Please add sli@urbanbushwomen.org to your email address contacts. We do all of our correspondence through email, and adding us to your contact list will prevent a delay in communication due to spam blockers.

Participants must be 18+ years old and are required to participate for the full 10 days. Please be prepared to commit to remaining engaged in the SLI from 8:30 am to 7 pm during these 10 days, with the exception of special events and the performance day.


The application fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. 
First tuition deposits and tuition payments are non-refundable and may not be credited to any future UBW programming. Exceptions will only be considered for documented emergencies and at the discretion of UBW.

February 17, 2017 – Scholarship Applications due*** (please note that these are half scholarships)
March 6, 2017 - All Applications Due  (please note the due date of first payment)
April 5, 2017 - Confirmations and $75 non-refundable deposit due
April 7, 2017 - Waitlist notified of open positions
May 9, 2017 - Second Tuition Payment due 
June 13, 2017 - All fees must be paid in full

***Please note that after this date we are no longer accepting scholarship applications, however we encourage you to submit a general application by March 6, 11:59 PM eastern. 

Please be sure to continuously check our website at www.urbanbushwomen.org for other upcoming deadlines and updates.

First Name*
Last Name*
Email *
Address 1
Address 2

How did you hear about Urban Bush Women's Summer Leadership Institute?

Do you live in or attend school in New York?



Please enter your preferred gender pronoun below. (Optional)

Are you applying for a scholarship? (Please keep in mind that these are half scholarships).

If you are applying for a half scholarship please write a statement discussing your financial need and your skills. Maximum of 300 words

Biography 100 words or less

Please describe your artistic practice, involvement or interest in the arts including community organizing and social change.  Maximum 300 words

If you have previously attended a SLI please describe how your experience has affected your current thinking and practices and your desire to attend this SLI.  Maximum 300 words

If this is your first time applying, please describe what you hope to learn, strengthen or deepen in your work. Maximum of 300 words

Please fill out all that apply.
High School

High School location

High School years attended

High School graduation or expected graduation date

Undergraduate School

Undergraduate School location

Undergraduate School years attended

Undergraduate School Graduation or expected graduation date

Undergraduate School Concentration Or Degree Program

Graduate School

Graduate School location

Graduate School Years Attended

Graduate School Concentration

Graduate School Degree Program

Additional education or professional development experience



The application fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. 
Tuition deposits and tuition payments are non-refundable and may not be credited to any future UBW programming. Exceptions will only be considered for documented emergencies and at the discretion of UBW.


For more information, please contact us via email at

sli@urbanbushwomen.org or call 718.398.4783.

Past SLI participants have this to say...

"It's not just about dance, it's about being around empowering [artists] who, despite what society believes is beautiful, or smart, or talented, create a presence that can't go unnoticed."

Tedrine G.
2009 SLI alum


"When I applied to the UBW Summer Leadership Institute, I thought it would be a great opportunity to experience something completely new that would challenge me and make me think about myself in new
ways ‐ and it did."

Randy H.
2009 SLI alum

Urban Bush Women
Create Dance. Create Community.

Join UsContactSupport

138 South Oxford Street, 4B - Brooklyn, NY 11217
Copyright Urban Bush Women © 2016 

TEL 718.398.4537 • 718.398.4783

OFFICE HOURS: Mon- Fri 9:30am to 5:30pm
Designed & Powered by Design Brooklyn