upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2017

upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2017

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 grant?

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
Upcoming events
07/1211:00 am - 1:00 pm

Grant Information Session in Center City

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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07/192:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Applicant Support Session in Germantown

Applicant support sessions are an opportunity to meet one-on-one with a Leeway representative to get direct feedback on your application. Drop-in sessions do not require an appointment and will be held from 2:00pm to 7:00pm.

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