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 2018 Urban Bush Women

Summer Leadership Institute


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


July 20 - 29, 2018  |  Phoenix, Arizona



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 Merchant” to return to UBW and 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: $20

Tuition: $1000


Sneak Peek of 2018 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 approximately 9:30 am to 8 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 26, 2018 – Scholarship Applications due*** (please note that these are half scholarships)
March 5, 2018 - All Applications Due  (please note the due date of first payment)
April 19, 2018 - Confirmations and $75 non-refundable deposit due
April 23, 2018 - Waitlist notified of open positions
May 9, 2018 - Second Tuition Payment due 
June 13, 2018 - 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 5, 11:59 PM eastern.

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


SLI Application Questions


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 Arizona?




Please enter your preferred gender pronoun below. (Optional)

Do you have a lived experience as a First Peoples (Native American, Indigenous) person?

I am interested in staying in the dormitory housing on Arizona State University’s campus
-Yes (See rates below)

Please indicate your housing preference
-Double $18.50 per day (rates subject to change)
-Single $32.50 per day (rates subject to change)
-I will arrange my housing in Tempe, AZ and understand that transportation to and from Arizona State University is my responsibility. Please make sure that local transportation is available between where you are staying and Arizona State University's Campus.

Do you require assistance traveling between class locations on campus?
Estimated 5 to 15 minute walks.

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 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

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