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upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

September 2017

A Trans Artist Breaks Down the Walls of Bathroom Stalls

Emmett Ramstad Featured in Hyperallergic

A conversation with the trans artist Emmett Ramstad (ACG '12) explores how public bathrooms are contested spaces emblematic of how the United States functions. [learn more]

Alice Oh Exhibits Paintings at Rosemont College

Alice Oh Exhibits Recent Paintings at Rosemont College

Alice Oh (SA '00, WOO '99) exhibits recent paintings at the Lawrence Gallery of Rosemont College through October 12, in which she explores complex relationships in nature and their emotional and psychological impact. [learn more]

Photo: WENDELYN ANDERSON. Betty Leacraft, textile artist, works on a quilt for Philadelphia Assembled, opening Saturday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Perelman Building’s galleries.

Betty Leacraft and Denise Valentine Featured in Inquirer about Philadelphia Assembled

Betty Leacraft (ACG '16, '14, '09, LTA '11, WOO '99) and Denise Valentine (WOO '04) are featured in this Inquirer article about Philadelphia Assembled, an exhibition on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Perelman Building’s galleries through December 10. Participating artists include many previous Leeway grantees and community partners. [learn more]

Maori Karmael Holmes Featured on PBS.org for 2017 Fall Flaherty Film Series

Maori Karmael Holmes Featured on PBS.org for 2017 Fall Flaherty Film Series

Maori Karmael Holmes' (ACG '16, '06, '05, LTA '06) experience as a NYC programmer, alongside Charlotte Ickes, for the 2017 Fall Flaherty Film Series "Out From Under" was featured on PBS.org. The program runs every other Monday night at 7:00 PM, October 2 – December 11 at the Anthology Film Archives. [learn more]

Write, Shoot, and Share Your “Love” Story

Write, Shoot, and Share Your “Love” Story

Jos Duncan (WOO '17, LTA '13, ACG '11) will teach a multimedia production workshop at Scribe Video Center beginning October 4, exploring the power of love through documentary storytelling. The 6-week workshop includes writing your love story, shooting and editing a short documentary, and creating a social media plan to engage an online audience. [learn more]

Stories That Change Our Times

Stories That Change Our Times

Join Media Mobilizing Project for an evening of short films about people transforming their communities and building power. The films were made by participants in MMP's Movement Media Fellows Program, an intensive hands-on training in film production to support community-led campaigns for rights and justice. A short panel discussion with the people and groups depicted in the films will follow the screening. [learn more]

Been Here Opening Reception

Been Here Opening Reception

Been Here, directed by Marie Alarcon (ACG '09), is a cornerstone project for the eight-month Southwest Roots Residency at Bartram’s Garden by the BARETEETH collective in collaboration with Alarcon and multimedia artist Ash Richards. Opening Reception September 29, 6:00 - 9:00 PM. Weekend viewing hours Saturday and Sunday 2:00 - 6:00 PM. [learn more]

Artist Town Hall

Artist Town Hall

Join Asian Arts Initiative for Philadelphia’s inaugural Asian American Artists Town Hall, featuring sneak peeks of new works by local artists. Additionally, artists and producers are invited to take a minute (literally, a minute each!) to pitch any upcoming projects, events, or artistic opportunities. They will culminate the night with a delicious potluck. [learn more]

Because of the War

Because of the War

Be part of the premiere of Because of the War and help the Philadelphia Folklore Project mark their 30th birthday at this special event including dinner, drinks and dessert. [learn more]

FADE: A Night for A QTWOC During Outfest Weekend

FADE: A Night for QTWOC During Outfest Weekend

FADE is an event conceptualized by a collective of local queer and trans artists of color called Her Philly MOVES. A space entirely molded by QTWOC energy, subjectivity, and creativity, FADE hosts a lineup of all QTWOC DJ's and visual and performance artists. [learn more]

Open Stage Sunday at the 11th Black Women's Arts Festival

Open Stage Sunday at the 11th Black Women’s Arts Festival

Some featured artists of the Black Women's Arts Festival! Kai Moon Oceans! Amor La Luna! Dr. Sunlight Little! Krista Nelson! Ashanti Oats! Tamara Xavier! Cassendre Xavier! Atiya Ola! Saturday and Sunday, September 30 and October 1 from 1:00 to 9:00 PM at The Rotunda (4014 Walnut St). Free. [learn more]

Free Webinar: Digital Projects for Arts & Culture

Free Webinar: Digital Projects for Arts & Culture

Are you getting started with a website redesign, mobile app, or new interactive exhibit? Or are you hoping to start a digital project in the future? Join Interactive Mechanics’ Creative Lead Mike Tedeschi to increase your understanding of digital projects from concept to completion. [learn more]

Kensington Avenue Storefront Challenge

Kensington Avenue Storefront Challenge

Shift Capital and its partners are thrilled to announce the launch of the Kensington Avenue Storefront Challenge - a collaborative effort to reimagine this once vibrant Philadelphia business corridor. This is an opportunity for Philadelphia, and the world, to reimagine what tomorrow's walkable, urban corridor might look like. [learn more]

Job Posting: Spiegel Wilks Curatorial Fellow

The Spiegel-Wilks Fellow manages, evaluates, and helps develop Institute of Contemporary Art’s public events during the academic year. They implement interdisciplinary programming for Penn and general Philadelphia audiences in order to expand engagement with contemporary culture and visual arts at the University of Pennsylvania. [learn more]

2017-2018 CAMRA Fellows Program Accepts Applications

2017-2018 CAMRA Fellows Program Accepts Applications

The CAMRA Fellows Program provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to explore and engage multiple media forms for their own research projects with the support and guidance of CAMRA scholars and mentors. Fellows will complete a media-based project focused on a social justice issue of interest to them. Application Deadline: October 5, 2017 [learn more]

Philadelphia Jazz Project - All Women, All Jazz

DivaNation Philly, a jazz vocalist collective spawned by the Philadelphia Jazz Project and Philadelphia’s stellar, jazz guitar sensation, Monnette Sudler join up to present a concert highlighting a cast of all-female vocalists. [learn more]

Chinatown’s Mid-Autumn Festival

Music, dance and activities throughout Chinatown. [learn more]

Philadelphia Assembled, Opening Celebration

Betty Leacraft (LTA ‘11, ACG ‘16, ‘14, ‘09, WOO ‘99) will premiere her latest quilt "Kensington Memories," commissioned by Philadelphia Assembled, which will display the passage of time through archival images of the Kensington neighborhood. [learn more]

Planet Philadelphia’s 2nd anniversary on GTown Radio

Planet Philadelphia’s 2nd anniversary radio show on GTown Radio, 9/15/17; To celebrate there will be a very special guest, Dr. John Goodenough, inventor of the lithium-ion battery. [learn more]

PhillyCAM Seeks Two Part-time Producers

PhillyCAM is hiring two part time producers for their monthly community news program and their monthly bilingual Latino program, "Atrévete." [learn more]

Teaching and Social Media Workshops at the Bartol Foundation

Workshops throughout the Fall. [learn more]

Free Webinar: Website Maintenance for Arts and Culture

Whether you’ve just completed a redesign, or your website hasn’t been updated in months, this webinar will help you keep your website current and stay on top of everything that needs to be done, from blog posts to security updates. [learn more]

Iraqi Songs in Color: Exhibit Opening

This exhibition features a collection of Iraqi painter Mayada Alhumssi's most recent paintings, coupled with the folk song lyrics that inspired her work. [learn more]

Kristin Schwab Opens PHLA Kitchen on September 9

Philadelphia Assembled Kitchen (PHLA Kitchen) is a culinary experience that offers recipes and dishes from a dozen Philadelphia residents, sharing their visions of survival, resistance and victory. PHLA Kitchen will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 AM -2:30 PM from September 9 through December 10 [learn more]

Julie Rainbow hosts Celebrate Black Love

Celebrate Black Love is an artistic tribute to the essence of black love, its endurance, devotion, and resilience. Through music, film, poetry, and storytelling, this multigenerational event will honor the many ways black history has borne witness to the willingness of love at all costs. September 19 from 6:30-8:30 PM at Historic Germantown. [learn more]

BlackQuantum Futurism co-presents Distance≠Time at the Icebox Project Space

Distance≠Time, co-presented by Black Quantum Futurism (co-founded by Leeway Board Member Rasheedah Phillips), is an immersive multimedia exhibition investigating the relationships between science and the self. The show runs from September 6 to October 14 at the Icebox Project Space. [learn more]

PhillyCAM Hosts Screening of Kairos Dirt & the Errant Vaccum

Video artist Madsen Minax's new cult classic, Kairos Dirt & the Errant Vacuum, follows a queer middle school lunch lady, her multiple lovers and eccentric friends as they make contact with a trans-worldly ghost in an food-obsessed alternate sex-space-time. The film premieres at PhillyCAM (699 Ranstead Street) on September 19 at 6:30 PM. [learn more]

transcribez hosts bilingual workshop

The next transcribez session meets Saturday, September 9 at Kelly Writers House on UPenn's campus. transcribez is a creative writing group for trans and gender non-conforming identified youth (ages 14-24). [learn more]

16th Philadelphia Trans Health Conference

The 16th Philadelphia Trans Health Conference will be held from September 7 through 9 at the PA Convention Center. The mission of the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference (PTHC) is to educate and empower trans individuals on issues of health and well-being; educate and inform allies and health service providers; and facilitate networking, community-building, and systemic change. [learn more]

Lossless Artist Talk & Closing Reception

Join BlackStar Film Festival alumni filmmakers on Friday, September 8 at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery from 6-10 PM for an evening of conversation and a closing reception for Lossless, an exhibit curated by Maori Karmael Holmes in conjunction with the sixth annual festival. [learn more]