upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

Lela Aisha Jones

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(1) by Krista Bonura (2) by La Dolce Photography (3) by Denise Allen

Lela Aisha Jones is a movement performance artist that intertwines personal history, diasporic movement, and social commentary. The foundation of her work is the individual and collective lived experiences of blackness as archived in and excavated from the body through dance. As the founder of her creative home FlyGround she directs her own artistic projects, the Dancing for Justice Philadelphia Initiative, and The Requisite Movers Program and Performances. Lela is a 2016 Pew Fellow and also a member of the inaugural 2015 Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellowship program.  

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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
02/202:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Applicant Support Session at Philadelphia Folklore Project

Applicant support sessions are an opportunity to meet one-on-one with a Leeway representative and get direct feedback on your application. Drop-in sessions are held from 2:00pm and 7:00pm. No appointment necessary. 

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02/221:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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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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