upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2017

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2017

Julie Rainbow

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Julie Rainbow is a social research activist artist, who integrates critical thinking with 25 years of social work experience; while synthesizing and analyzing stories from elders into original artistic work. Elders who've turned their life's experiences into wisdom share their life experiences. Rainbow's social work experience allows her to listen deeply and uncover both the bold and the humble responses to life. In 1995, Julie was selected as a W.K. Kellogg Foundation International Leadership Fellow. The fellowship provided learning in seven countries on four different continents, further encouraging her to pursue her passion of documenting the lives of elders. Her book, Standing the Test of Time: Love Stories of African American Elders, published by Pilgrim Press in 2002, was a tribute African elders. Her artistic work is meant to bring honor and recognition to the aging population and is fueled by her professional training as a social worker. She studied Economics at Spelman College and earned a MSS from the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.

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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 03/01
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02/2412:00 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 February 24 from 12-1pm.

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02/256:00 pm - 9:00 pm

revolutionary noise: music as struggle and healing

Leeway Foundation, Girls Rock Philly, and the Institute of Contemporary Art present revolutionary noise: music as struggle and healing, the latest in ICA’s Gather series, which presents special programs collaboratively produced in partnership with area community and campus groups. Join us on Saturday, February 25 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm for an evening of performances and conversation about music as space, community building and survival for both artist and audience. 

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