upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

Mary DeWitt

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(1) by Tayarisha Poe (2) by Denise Allen (3) by Andrea Brown

Since the late 1980's, I have repeatedly painted portraits of and collaborated with women serving life without parole in Pennsylvania. My goal is to show their depth and humanity through exhibitions and YouTube videos of my developing portraits paired with their voices. 

Currently I am painting ceramic tile mural portraits of female juvenile lifers, to be installed in Philadelphia. Text on the murals describes each case and advertises my website www.juvenilelifers.com where viewers can learn more about her and this crisis so relevant to Philadelphia, where more juveniles are sentenced to life without parole than any city in the United States- over 300. 

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

deadline 03/01
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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