WOMEN IN THE ARTS AWARDS
46th NATIONAL WOMEN’S MUSIC FESTIVAL
JUNE 30-JULY 3, 2022
June 24, 2022 (Middleton, WI) – Women in the Arts present their annual awards at the National Women’s Music Festival (NWMF). The Jeanine C. Rae Award is presented to Sarah Bush for her ongoing work in creating women’s culture. Sarah Bush Dance Project will perform Un-Changing Nature at NWMF on Sunday July 3rd.
ABOUT THE AWARD
The Jeanine C. Rae Award for the Advancement of Women’s Culture
Jeanine C. Rae was a guiding light to many women’s journeys during the women’s movement in the 1970s and early ‘80s. An ordained minister, psychotherapist, political activist, and the mother of three children, Jeanine touched the lives of innumerable women throughout her short lifetime. She was a co-founder and co-owner of The Women’s Touch, Indianapolis’ first women’s bookstore and counseling center, in 1976. The Woman’s Touch was the nucleus of a community that then created Woman Space newspaper, the first area hotline for women, feminist worship services, WomanShine Theatre, concert productions, and more. She was one of the midwives to the rebirth of NWMF during its move from Champaign, Illinois, to Bloomington. Her spirit continues to nurture the soul of this festival.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Sarah Bush’s devised dance-theater work has been commissioned by The Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep, Berkeley Art Center, Axis Dance Company, Destiny Arts Center, and SF Movement Arts Festival at Grace Cathedral. Her work has been presented by A.C.T., Z Space, SF International Arts Festival, National Queer Arts Festival, Global Women’s Rights Forum, National Women’s Studies Association, West Wave Dance Festival, and at the Wilsey Center for Opera, Dance Mission Theater and Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts. Sarah has held residencies at Dos Rios, Berkeley Art Center, SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts, Richardson Bay Audubon Center, and Shotwell Studios. Sarah is the recipient of the 2019 Della Davidson Prize, a Dance Europe Critic’s Choice selection, and awards from Curve Magazine and Bay Area Dance Watch.