upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

Erika Guadalupe Núñez

Erika Guadalupe Núñez Erika Guadalupe Núñez
(1) by Jeff Bowen (2) by Steve Pavey

Erika is a queer immigrant, artist, and community organizer for immigrant rights in Philadelphia. After emigrating from Mexico at a young age, Erika remained undocumented until receiving her green card in 2013. As a result, Erika’s visual art pays homage to her culture and upbringing while simultaneously serving as a tool for social change. As a community organizer, she has spearheaded and facilitated local and national campaigns to demand rights for the immigrant community. In 2015, she was awarded the David Acosta Revolutionary Leadership Award from GALAEI with a commendation from the City of Philadelphia for her community work, later that year also receiving the Art and Change grant from the Leeway Foundation to support her work with immigrant and queer youth. Most recently, she was selected as an Emerging City Champion by the Knight Foundation to lead an art-based civic engagement project called Juntos Creators at Juntos, a local immigrant rights organization. Through both her public art and local activism, Erika continues to engage in current issues of human mobility with youth, policymakers, and the general populace.

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Leeway Transformation Award

The Transformation Award provides unrestricted annual awards of $15,000 to women and trans* artists living in Greater Philadelphia 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]

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