upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2017

upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2017

JBK

JBK JBK
(1) by Neal Santos

CO-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CO-FOUNDER

Jeaninne (JBK) Kayembe is a Black Queer up and coming thought leader and multi-media artist in this generation's industries of entertainment, civic engagement, food security, and arts/environmental activism. Jeaninne came to Philadelphia from California seeking opportunities to use the arts and youth organizing as a vehicle for social change. At age nineteen she took part in co-founding Urban Creators (UC) where she is currently the Co-Executive Director and Executive Producer of HoodStock Community and Arts Festival. The magic of HoodStock creates a platform for under-served communities, city government, and artists to celebrate impactful collaborations on an Urban Farm. Jeaninne's artistic lens, network, and community continue to play a major role in the direction and development of Urban Creators' initiatives. Not only does she fuel UC but also is a consultant for YOUTH SPEAKS, teaching a network of literary organizations how to build capacity through civic and community engagement to have a SUSTAINABLE impact on the environment where they hold programming.

Jeannine has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, and several other magazines. Her poetry has been on many countywide tours and published in multiple books. This year she will be exhibiting at Philadelphia Museum of Art, exploring the intersection of urban agriculture and community food narratives with world renowned artist Jeanne Vanheesewijk. She hopes to consult on more projects to bring capacity to organizations in need while carrying on the legacy of radical black queer created public art!

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Art and Change Grant

The Art and Change Grant provides project-based grants of up to $2,500 to women and trans* artists in the Delaware Valley region to fund art for social change projects. [read more]

deadline 08/01
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