upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2017

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2017

JD Stokely

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JD Stokely is a trickster-in-training who devises, facilitates and curates performances around nostalgia, Queerness, the Black body, and home. Stokely graduated from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2014, with an MA in Advanced Theatre Practice. They recently completed a season-long apprenticeship at the Arden Theatre Company in June 2016. Stokely has performed work locally and internationally. Most recently, they presented their latest research, "Autoethnography as Hiraeth", at the LGBTQ ALMS Conference in London, UK.  Stokely is a co-founder of SUPER|object, a Queer curating collective for emerging artists, and  A Collective Apparition, a group of LGBTQ Black artists whose art is "rooted in the past, but poised on the crux of the present & future."

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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. [read more]

deadline 05/15
Upcoming events
05/0412:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Live Streamed Information Session

Now you can learn more about Leeway, our grants, and the application process without having to go anywhere! Join us online at leeway.org/info on Thursday, May 4 from 12:00 - 1:00PM.

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05/056:00 pm - 8:00 pm

DE-CODED: Art + Tech for Social Change

Leeway Foundation hosts the May Live Culture event at PhillyCAM! Live Culture is an open house and live TV production that happens on the first Friday of every month, curated by different arts and culture organizations. Since it’s Philly Tech Week, we’re focusing on local artists who utilize new media and technology to build alternate landscapes at the intersections of art and social change. Featuring presentations and conversations with poet and digital artist Andrea Walls (ACG ’14) and independent filmmaker M. Asli Dukan (ACG ’16, ’14, LTA ’16), we'll explore and answer questions like, How has technology enabled you to express an idea that couldn't have been conveyed otherwise? What conversations aren't happening in the space of creative technology?

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