upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

A.M. Weaver

(1) by Glenn Hudson

A.M. is a practicing artist, curator, and writer.  Her goal is to shape discourse and disseminate information on visual artists of color and women artists.  Early in her career—as a sculptor and printmaker—she created a visual language through a socio-political prism that conveyed the challenges of being a black woman artist.  As she honed her skills as a curator and writer, she used these early expressions to inform her understanding and examination of other artists.  She participated in Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop in New York during the late 1980’s and worked as the Director of Visual Arts at the Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia. While at the Bride she organized a number of important shows including a diverse media series entitled Whose Vanguard?, which culminated in a Lesbian Film Festival in 1998. Some of her recent curatorial projects have focused on women and women’s art in relationship to feminism. Examples include hallmark exhibits such as: Screenings: Public & Private (2004) and Convergence (2002).  As a journalist, A.M. continues to examine the work of a diverse group of artists whose concerns range from modernism to socio-political percepts. She is currently working on critical essays on how capitalism, the military industrial complex, and racism in America can be challenged through art. 


Leeway grant?

Leeway Transformation Award

The Transformation Award provides unrestricted annual awards of $15,000 to women and trans* artists living in the Delaware Valley region who create art for social change and have done so for the past five years or more, demonstrating a long-term commitment to social change work. 2018 applications will be available in January, 2018. [read more]

deadline 05/15
Upcoming events
10/2811:00 am - 5:00 pm

awQward Talent Camp Philly: A Weekend Workshop by Trans & Queer Artists of Color

This 12-hour workshop over the course of two days will make space for artists of all disciplines to strengthen their work through writing. Artists J Mase III (ACG '07), Brooklyn Dreamwolf (YaliniDream & Jendog Lonewolf), Dane Figueroa Edidi, and Regie Cabico will facilitate workshops on performance, hip hop lyricism, writing and more. 

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12/031:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Conversation and Workshop with Kameelah Janan Rasheed

On Sunday, December 3, join Institute of Contemporary Art for a conversation and workshop with Kameelah Janan Rasheed—an artist whose work is featured in the exhibition Speech/Acts—co-presented with the Leeway Foundation.

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