Forward Union is a coalition-building initiative connecting social justice organizations with artists and creative communities.

Our annual marquee event, Forward Union Fair, is a free social justice fair bringing together advocates, organizations, topical art installations, and public programs.

The next Forward Union Fair will be held on September 29 and 30, 2018, in Manhattan.

Organizations interested in participating can apply here. Volunteers interested in helping out can sign up here.

Forward Union is a volunteer-run organization founded by five women art workers in November 2016. We’re fiscally sponsored by NURTUREart, and we’re generously supported by the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Initiative Definition

N.G.O

Not for Profit

For Profit

Cooperative

Group

Community

Alliance

Foundation

Association

Guild

Institute

Academy

Think Tank

Members

Julia Clark, Lauren M Jones, Jennie Lamensdorf, Rachel Nackman, Holly Shen