upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2017

upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2017

Carman Spoto

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Carman Spoto

2017 Art and Change Grant – $2,500

Carman will write and direct a feature-length film, What Color is Blue, about the internal impotence that queer and trans youth feel while facing the people, politicians, and organizations that do not want them to exist. The film will follow Alexandra, a young black trans woman, and her partner Lulu, a non-binary femme. As they go to political organizing meetings, visit prisons, perform at DIY art spaces, and eat pizza by the river, they wonder about the meaning of life and what they should be doing to protect their lives and those of their friends. Carman aims to hire queer and trans people and people of color for the cast and production crew. 


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
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07/1211:00 am - 1:00 pm

Grant Information Session in Center City

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 past recipients as they share their experience of applying and Leeway staff members as they share best practices on how to prepare your application for the 2017 grants.

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07/192:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Applicant Support Session in Germantown

Applicant support sessions are an opportunity to meet one-on-one with a Leeway representative to get direct feedback on your application. Drop-in sessions do not require an appointment and will be held from 2:00pm to 7:00pm.

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