upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2017

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2017

Misty Sol

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(1) by Corey Carter (3) by Simba Madziva

Misty Sol presents and promotes reading, writing and cultural literacy as tools for healing and liberation in the black community. By critically questioning the dominant narrative, she encourages black children to have faith in their own inner sense of story. Misty writes, publishes, performs and teaches various forms- essay, poetry, fiction, and playwriting-, preserving the history and traditions of her community. She primarily writes about the violence against Black bodies and the violation of black women. Her collage and acrylic pencil drawn illustrations are a result of collaborations with authors and community organizations to create stories that combat the symbolic annihilation of black children in media. The visual components are increasingly influenced by her community farming practice. These images create space to celebrate the magic and diversity of Black childhood and challenge the racist mainstream narrative that undervalues, demonizes, and erases black children. 

 

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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. [read more]

deadline 08/01
Upcoming events
03/271:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bilingual Grant Information Session in Norris Square

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 past recipients as they share their experience of applying and Leeway staff members as they share best practices on how to prepare your application for the 2017 grants.

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03/306:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A Special Screening of “And Still I Rise”

Join us at Community College of Philadelphia's Bonnell Auditorium for a screening of And Still I Rise, the first film to be made about literary and performing artist Dr. Maya Angelou. Stay after the film to be in conversation with Philadelphia artists Ursula Rucker, Andrea Walls, and moderator Pia Deas around the impact of Dr. Angelou’s life and what it means to create a spiritual and moral grounding that honors the blending of artist-activist roles. 

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