upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

Kathryn Pannepacker

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Kathryn is a textile artist and painter creating visual art pieces and projects with the mission of “art-for-all” and “peace-for-all”. Whether she is working directly with individuals or groups, or creating projects for the larger community, her work stems from the common desire to celebrate diversity and to resource self-expression and empowerment.  Kathryn has worked with a large variety of communities—people with and without physical disabilities, middle class and poor, homeless and with home, in addiction and recovery, in prison and re-entry programs, seniors and young people. In 2010, with the support of the Mural Arts Program, Kathryn led weaving workshops at homeless shelters and public sites throughout Philadelphia and created a woven canvas for a mural entitled Finding Home. The project’s aim was to break down the issues and stigma around homelessness and bring people with and without a home together. Through working on the mural, the participants decided to continue weaving as Arts Street Textile Studio (ASTS), a studio, gallery, and boutique showcasing the works of individuals who identify as artists and artisans, many of whom are stigmatized because of being homeless or in transition. Kathryn's recent art-for-all textile work can be seen on chain-link fences on abandoned lots.

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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. 2018 applications will be available in January, 2018. [read more]

deadline 05/15
Upcoming events
12/031:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Conversation and Workshop with Kameelah Janan Rasheed

On Sunday, December 3, join Institute of Contemporary Art for a conversation and workshop with Kameelah Janan Rasheed—an artist whose work is featured in the exhibition Speech/Acts—co-presented with the Leeway Foundation.

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12/145:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leeway, CultureWorks, Bread and Roses and Philly PR Girl Present Holiday YAY

Kick off the holiday party season with Bread & Roses Community Fund, CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia, Leeway Foundation, and Philly PR Girl. We're all neighbors in The Philadelphia Building and we want to celebrate you! 

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