Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation

Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (RPAF) is dedicated to providing inner city youth with significant exposure to the arts, as well as to supporting emerging underrepresented artists with exhibition opportunities. Now in its 20th year Rush was founded in 1995 by brothers: Danny Simmons, visual artist and community builder; Russell Simmons; and Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons of the legendary hip-hop group Run-DMC; with the goal to fill the gap that the disenfranchised and people of color face in both accessing the arts and exhibition opportunities.

“Art saves lives, it’s that simple.” – Russell Simmons