upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

Heather Raquel Phillips

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Heather Raquel Phillips
(1) by From performance piece, "No Title." 2016

2017 Art and Change Grant – $2,500

Heather will create a series of short documentaries that preserves the histories and amplifies the voices of queer and trans people of color, people of color, and women of color within the leather community. In her interviews, Heather will cover topics like microaggressions, direct racism and phobia, and liberation. A collaborative conceptual portrait will accompany each video. Heather intends to create a universal and empathetic view into her subjects’ experiences as a way to reach beyond the leather community, destigmatize fetish, and foster change and acceptance. The project will culminate in a screening and exhibition of the portraits, with a discussion to follow.


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
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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12/145:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leeway, CultureWorks, Bread and Roses and Philly PR Girl Present Holiday YAY

Kick off the holiday party season with Bread & Roses Community Fund, CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia, Leeway Foundation, and Philly PR Girl. We're all neighbors in The Philadelphia Building and we want to celebrate you! 

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