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 Transformation Award

The Transformation Award provides unrestricted annual awards of $15,000 to women and trans* artists living in the Delaware Valley region 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
05/0412:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Live Streamed Information Session

Now you can learn more about Leeway, our grants, and the application process without having to go anywhere! Join us online at leeway.org/info on Thursday, May 4 from 12:00 - 1:00PM.

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05/056:00 pm - 8:00 pm

DE-CODED: Art + Tech for Social Change

Leeway Foundation hosts the May Live Culture event at PhillyCAM! Live Culture is an open house and live TV production that happens on the first Friday of every month, curated by different arts and culture organizations. Since it’s Philly Tech Week, we’re focusing on local artists who utilize new media and technology to build alternate landscapes at the intersections of art and social change. Featuring presentations and conversations with poet and digital artist Andrea Walls (ACG ’14) and independent filmmaker M. Asli Dukan (ACG ’16, ’14, LTA ’16), we'll explore and answer questions like, How has technology enabled you to express an idea that couldn't have been conveyed otherwise? What conversations aren't happening in the space of creative technology?

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