upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

Camae Ayewa

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Camae Ayewa is an interdisciplinary artist based in Philadelphia.  A musician performing under the name Moor Mother Goddess, she has toured in Europe and the U.S. and has performed at numerous festivals, colleges, and universities sharing the stage with King Britt, Islam Chipsy, and Claudia Rankine.  A soundscape artist with work featured at Samek Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art Chicago, and Everson Museum of Art, Camae is also a singer in punk band The Mighty Paradocs. Camae is co-founder and organizer of Rockers! Philly, a 10-year long running event series and festival focused on marginalized artists. As a workshop facilitator, she works with youth centered programs, non profits, and shelters. As a curator of fundraising events, Camae has worked with and serves on the board of Girls Rock Philly, and is assistant coordinator of The Afrofuturist Affair, Philadelphia's premiere afrofuturism organization. Camae is also a poet and author of the forthcoming poetry book Fetish Bones and is an avid zinemaker and collector. She is a member of Black Quantum Futurism Collective, which released its first book, Black Quantum Futurism theory and practice Vol. 1. and has been featured at the Schomburg Center, as well as presented installations at the Rebuild Foundation and Temple Contemporary at Tyler School of Art.

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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
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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12/145:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leeway, CultureWorks, Bread and Roses and Philly PR Girl Present Holiday YAY

Kick off the holiday party season with Bread & Roses Community Fund, CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia, Leeway Foundation, and Philly PR Girl. We're all neighbors in The Philadelphia Building and we want to celebrate you! 

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