upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2017

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2017

Shivon Pearl Love and Khaliah Pitts

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Khaliah is a Philadelphia native and lifelong artist. She attended the Philadelphia High School for Girls where she discovered a love of music and cultivated her skills as writer and performance poet. In 2011, she graduated from Temple University with a Bachelors in Public Health and began her career as a health educator. She has taught sexual health and nutrition and now focuses on facilitating spaces of cultural liberation through food and art. In the summer of 2015, she began co-hosting “Young Voices Young Minds” a series of Connecting the Dots on HarambeeRadio.com with her younger sister. She is a Masters of Public Health candidate at Temple University, concentrating in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Currently, Khaliah is putting together her first poetry manuscript and writing a science-fiction novel. Find her artistic endeavors at the-kdp.tumblr.com and soundcloud.com/thekdp and on Instagram @the_kdp.

Shivon is a mama of two, a community educator and burgeoning medicine woman. Her research and teachings focus on the culinary, agricultural and healing traditions of peoples of the African diaspora. She spent several years teaching culinary skills, nutrition and agricultural education within Philadelphia high schools. In addition to her commitment to preserving African diasporic traditions, Shivon is a yoga teacher. She has been studying yoga and meditation as healing practices since 2003 and teaching since 2010.


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. [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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