upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018


(1) by Steffany El Barouki

I am experimental, self-taught and intuitive ...

My name is Ania Lolve. I was born in Quintana Roo Mexico, at 7 months on July 17, 1981. I'm an artist since I was a child. The school has given me my family and life; we had a decoration business, and there I learned to work upholstery and design for 17 years. At 17 years I was the mother of 3 chicks and happy but 7 years later was divorced and without custody of my children. I work with Aldo Flores Salón de los Aztecas in Mexico City as part of a cultural alternative movement rescuing public spaces, which are a focus of crime and cultural poverty, using art as a means of rescue. So I rediscover myself with art and dedicate myself to bend wire and understand how much is done when the knowledge is shared among the community, how strong and transformative creativity can be. 

That's why I created @PorMisJoyas that is a project that provides support and tools to anyone who wants to learn folk art.


Leeway grant?

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

deadline 05/15
Upcoming events
10/2811:00 am - 5:00 pm

awQward Talent Camp Philly: A Weekend Workshop by Trans & Queer Artists of Color

This 12-hour workshop over the course of two days will make space for artists of all disciplines to strengthen their work through writing. Artists J Mase III (ACG '07), Brooklyn Dreamwolf (YaliniDream & Jendog Lonewolf), Dane Figueroa Edidi, and Regie Cabico will facilitate workshops on performance, hip hop lyricism, writing and more. 

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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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