upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

Cassendre Xavier

Cassendre Xavier
(1) by Kenny Harbin

Cassendre Xavier (LTA '05) is a performing songwriter-guitarist, multi-genre writer, and community cultural arts organizer. Her 7th album Hope was released in 2015, and she is the founder and director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (BWAF, est. 2003), which she produced at The Rotunda most recently in 2015 and 2016. (The 11th BWAF will be at The Rotunda, 4017 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, on Sat-Sun, Sept.30-Oct.1, 2017). 

Cassendre's next musical performance will be at the Lansdowne Farmer's Market, in Lansdowne PA on Saturday June 24th, 10:30am-12:30pm, and her next literary performance/reading will be at a group show curated by Heather Raquel Phillips called I/We In/Out Our/Own, Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Pete Chechia Photography & Art Gallery,733 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123, at 6:30pm. For more information, please visit cassEndrExavier.wordpress.com.

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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
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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