upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

Ksenya Leah Basarab

Ksenya leah basarab
(1) by Marion Bell

Ksenya Leah Basarab has been a musician since the age of four. Her current projects include creating music with her long-running experimental/punk/noise/prose band Ex. by V.  and upcoming ventures Zodiac Veins and solo project Low Moan Hover.  She focuses on writing lyrics taken from her essay / prose writings and original musical composition via a bass guitar, vocal / sound layering, and reaching back to her childhood musical studies of the piano. Previous work includes being the founder of Gender EDGE (2010-2013), a trans and queer punk arts activism collective whose members worked together to organize trans and queer centered music and reading events throughout Philadelphia. Ksenya continues to organize, curate, and perform within shows that feature trans and queer bands / musicians and are dedicated to artistic activism. Her current focus is social medicine, community health, and healthcare activism for vulnerable and marginalized communities. She is the co-organizer of ELECTRIFEST, a two day music / art / healthcare / wellness event centering LGBT/QPOC bands / artists interwoven with multiple workshops / panel discussions, which will be taking place in Philadelphia in April 2017.

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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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