upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2017

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2017

Yasmin Awais and K.C. Wuebbling

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Yasmine J. Awais, is Assistant Clinical Professor at Drexel University’s Creative Arts Therapy Department. She has extensive cross-cultural clinical and supervisory experience, practicing in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Boston, Japan, and Saudi Arabia. Yasmine has presented her research, clinical, and supervisory work nationally and internationally. Research interests include increasing diversity within the field of art therapy, as well as HIV intervention strategies for underserved communities. Yasmine currently serves on the board of Artistic Noise, a Boston and NYC based non-profit that works with young people involved in the juvenile justice system. She has collaborated on photography projects with incarcerated men, youth in the NYC public school system, and school refusing youth in Tokyo. Her personal artwork is an examination of identity through photographing artificial and natural environments. Yasmine is excited to be collaborating with K.C. and the women at Philadelphia FIGHT.

K.C. Wuebbling is currently an art therapist working full time at Philadelphia Fight and consulting with other non-profit organizations throughout the Delaware Valley area. K.C. received their undergraduate in ceramic arts in 2013 at Indiana University and recently completed their MA in Art Therapy and Counseling at Drexel University. Similar to their mentor, Yasmine, K.C.’s creative process revolves around identify exploration. The focus of their work is the balance between the masculine and feminine archetypes within their persona. Their work consists primarily of hand built vessels embellished with illustrated or photographic images. Beyond the exploration of identity through clay, K.C. also uses photography to continue the creative process away from the studio. “I believe that photo’s provide a glimpse of the creators’ perceptual reality. It provides a window into their lived experience that can be explained, but never truly understood.”


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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