upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

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. 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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