upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

Lauren Vargas

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Lauren is a daughter of God who loves painting, mentoring young people, staying home with her one-year-old daughter, and Jesus.  She was high school math teacher for nearly a decade in the Philadelphia public and charter school systems, where she was involved with students’ lives beyond the classroom through tutoring and a number of extracurricular activities.  While she is not currently teaching full-time, she continues to mentor high school girls in the Olney and Hunting Park neighborhoods through Young Life and her church community.  Lauren studied fine arts at the University of Pennsylvania and worked for many years in community arts, leading classes for young people in oil painting, drawing, and silk screening.  Her own work focuses primarily on portraiture in oil paint.  She lives in the Hunting Park neighborhood of Philadelphia with her husband, daughter, and no cats.


Leeway grant?

Leeway Transformation Award

The Transformation Award provides unrestricted annual awards of $15,000 to women and trans* artists and cultural producers living in Greater Philadelphia 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
02/221:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Facebook LIVE Info Session

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 us on Facebook LIVE and get your questions answered.

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02/225:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Understanding Taxes for Artists Hosted by Leeway Foundation

Whether you’re receiving grants, financially profiting from your art, self-employed or have an LLC, you must file taxes. But, what are the best filing options for your situation? CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia, Leeway Foundation, and Vision Driven Artists have teamed up to help demystify tax season!

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