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upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

April 2014

Visionary Literature with Rasheedah Phillips and Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela

Leeway Board Member, Rasheedah Phillips of The AfroFuturist Affair /House of Future Sciences Books will present her book Reccurence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales). Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela (ACG '12, LTA '05) of Thread Makes Blanket Press will be presenting Dismantle, a contemporary collection of work from the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop, a national workshop that nurtures writers of color. The event will be held at the Wooden Shoe on Saturday, May 17at 7:00pm - 9:00pm. [learn more]

The Lavender Collection Launch Party

A celebration of feminist women of color on Saturday May 3 at Yell Gallery. Performances, artwork, 'zines, music and cupcakes by Jos Duncan (LTA '13, ACG '11), Moor Mother Goddess, Misty Sol (ACG '13, '11, '07, '06), Morris Marquise, Burns, Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela (ACG '12, LTA '05) aka DJ Halfbreed, Jamila Hadiya, No Shame Distro, Guerilla Feminism Philadelphia ,Thread Makes Blanket Press. [learn more]

Registration open for Girls Rock Camp

Girls Rock Philly’s Summer Camp, is a week-long program featuring instrument instruction, workshops, visiting artists, band practice, a showcase and a day in the studio recording their original songs. [learn more]

Salon Vivant presents Ursula Rucker

Vivant Salon will present an intimate evening with nationally acclaimed spoken word artist, Ursula Rucker (LTA '08, ACG '08). [learn more]

New Work by Nanci Hersh

Nanci Hersh (ACG' 13, ’10) will be exhibiting paintings from her Koi Pond Series at Mala Galleria in Kennett Square May 1 through June 3. Opening reception is Friday, May 2, 6-9 pm. Free and open to the public. [learn more]

Philadelphia Folklore Project’s 27th Birthday Bash

Philadelphia Folklore Project is celebrating its 27th birthday on June 7 with performances and awards. [learn more]

Emmett Ramstad New Exhibit

Emmett Ramstad's (ACG '12) solo exhibit, Knowing You Unknown explores intimate banality through sculptural representations of undergarments and dresser drawers. This exhibition asks how we are unique, what constitutes intimacy and how we document our differences. April 18 through May 11 at the Eye Lounge in Phoenix, AZ [learn more]

BlackStar Call for Submissions

The third annual BlackStar Film Festival announces its call for film and screenplay submissions due by May 15. The festival takes place from July 31 through August 3 at venues throughout University City in Philadelphia. [learn more]

Anne-Marie Mulgrew Home Season Concert

Anne-Marie Mulgrew (ACG '12, WOO '03, '01) and Dancers Company presents its home season concert featuring World of Dreams 2014 and Six Short Works for Dance and Film. Performances are May 16 through 18 at Christ Church Neighborhood House. [learn more]

Tremain Smith: Encaustic Painting Workshop

Tremain Smith (WOO '02) will be teaching an Encaustic Painting Workshop on April 26 at her studio. The workshop will cover basics of encaustic: making encaustic medium and encaustic paint, fusing, substrates, equipment and safety, as well as ways of creating texture and building and removing layers, carving and branding into the wax, and collaging with wax. Tremain will demonstrate my technique of layering with transparent wax, scratching and burning in, and adding color with oil glazes and collage. [learn more]

Deafula #7 Release Reading on April 25

Kerri Radley, a deaf Philly zinester, created the newest issue of her zine, with handprinted covers created at the Soapbox. Deafula explores deaf identity, discrimination, and ableism, as well as queries the very label of disability itself. [learn more]

Call for Proposals for the Innovation Lab

Are you a performing arts or arts service organization seeking a new, strategic response to a complex challenge? Apply to ArtsFwd's Innovation Lab by May 30. [learn more]

Community Forum: Building Trans-Affirming Mental Health Services

The Women’s Therapy Center will host a community forum on Building Trans-Affirming Mental Health Services Thursday, May 1 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the William Way Center. [learn more]

2015 Cultural Capital Grant Call for Applications

The 2014 Cultural Capital Program provides tradition bearers of tribal communities the opportunity to further their important cultural work. The program is designed to support previous year Community Spirit Award recipients allowing them to commit more time in teaching and sharing their ancestral knowledge and practices with others who want to learn. Deadline: September 1 [learn more]

Anndee Hochman Memoir Workshop in La Barra de Potosi

Anndee Hochman (WOO, 2000) essayist/journalist, leads, In Heart & Craft: A Memoir Workshop for Women. [learn more]

Elizabeth Miller McCue, Artists Who Work With Trees

Elizabeth Miller McCue's (WOO '00) artwork is featured in "Green Art Trees, Leaves and Roots". The book highlights 106 international twenty-first century artists who work with trees, leaves and roots in various mediums. [learn more]