upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2017

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2017

Rachel Zolf

Rachel zolf

Rachel Zolf’s is a recent cross-border transplant from Toronto to Philly whose writing and other artwork tends to queerly enact how ethics founders on the shoals of the political. Her five full-length books of poetry include Janey’s Arcadia (2014), Neighbour Procedure (2010) and Human Resources (2007), all from Coach House Books. Her work won the Trillium Book Award for Poetry and has been a finalist for two Lambda Literary Awards and the Raymond Souster Memorial Award, among other honors. Rachel has made art videos and written scripts for art videos that have screened at Art Basel Miami, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and elsewhere. She earned an MFA at The New School, where she conducted the first collaborative MFA in creative writing ever. She has taught English and creative writing at The New School, the University of Calgary, and University of Pennsylvania. She is Community Partnerships Developer at UPenn’s Kelly Writers House, where she coordinates student-led writing projects in community settings. She is completing a PhD in philosophy at the European Graduate School under the supervision of Judith Butler.

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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
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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04/137:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Grant Information Session in Doylestown

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 Tatiana Bacchus (ACG '14, '09) and Leeway staff members as they share best practices on how to prepare your application for the 2017 grants.

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