upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

Li Sumpter

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Li describes her artistic practice and approach to community engagement as image activism. With a background in mythology, media literacy and art education, she employs the symbols, archetypes and aesthetics of science fiction, afrofuturism, and the apocalyptic to color and inform her work around emergency preparedness, food security and existential crises. Her dissertation, Apocalyptic Soul: Seeing Through Image in the Age of End Time, examines the social and psychological impact of fear-based media on culture, consciousness and survival in the 21st century. Li’s current project, Graffiti in the Grass, is an interactive graphic novel with a survival guide insert that provides accurate and up-to-date emergency info and survival tips designed for local Philly residents. As Director of Mill Creek Urban Farm, a black-led urban farm in West Philadelphia, her projects focus on empowering urban growers and eco-artists to be community leaders through e-prep training, environmental education and global awareness.

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

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