upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2017

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2017

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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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
03/271:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bilingual Grant Information Session in Norris Square

Are you thinking about applying for the Art and Change Grant or the Leeway Transformation Award but not sure of how to go about it? Join past recipients as they share their experience of applying and Leeway staff members as they share best practices on how to prepare your application for the 2017 grants.

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03/306:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A Special Screening of “And Still I Rise”

Join us at Community College of Philadelphia's Bonnell Auditorium for a screening of And Still I Rise, the first film to be made about literary and performing artist Dr. Maya Angelou. Stay after the film to be in conversation with Philadelphia artists Ursula Rucker, Andrea Walls, and moderator Pia Deas around the impact of Dr. Angelou’s life and what it means to create a spiritual and moral grounding that honors the blending of artist-activist roles. 

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