upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

Valerie V. Gay

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Valerie V. Gay is a performing artist as well as a civic leader and arts administrator. She has developed a unique blend of skills, which allow her to seamlessly interact in arts and business settings.

An accomplished singer, Ms. Gay’s performing repertoire includes singing in operas, solo concert recitals and conducting ensembles in special events across the Philadelphia region as well as nationally and internationally. Ms. Gay is hailed as a soprano whose voice is capable of a wide variety of styles and genres.  In 2006, she founded Fortress Arts Academy, which provides experiential access to music, for children and adults, especially those in lower economic areas, and in July 2012, was appointed Executive Director of Art Sanctuary.

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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
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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12/145:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leeway, CultureWorks, Bread and Roses and Philly PR Girl Present Holiday YAY

Kick off the holiday party season with Bread & Roses Community Fund, CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia, Leeway Foundation, and Philly PR Girl. We're all neighbors in The Philadelphia Building and we want to celebrate you! 

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