upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

Carolyn L Payne

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Carolyn L Payne

2017 Art and Change Grant – $2,500

Carolyn will produce the annual Juneteenth Festival in Chester. Juneteenth is an annual day of observance that commemorates the enforcement by Union soldiers of the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed all remaining slaves in Texas on June 19, 1865. The Saturday celebration will showcase music, dance, drumming, spoken word, and local food and crafts vendors, as well as activities for youth. The presentation and continuation of this festival in Chester plays an important role in re-shaping attitudes, countering cultural stereotypes, and preserving and fostering community pride in her predominantly Black neighborhood. 


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. 2018 applications will be available in January, 2018. [read more]

deadline 05/15
Upcoming events
10/2811:00 am - 5:00 pm

awQward Talent Camp Philly: A Weekend Workshop by Trans & Queer Artists of Color

This 12-hour workshop over the course of two days will make space for artists of all disciplines to strengthen their work through writing. Artists J Mase III (ACG '07), Brooklyn Dreamwolf (YaliniDream & Jendog Lonewolf), Dane Figueroa Edidi, and Regie Cabico will facilitate workshops on performance, hip hop lyricism, writing and more. 

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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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