upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

Ksenya Leah Basarab

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Ksenya leah basarab
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2016 Leeway Transformation Award – $15,000

Ksenya Leah Basarab has been a musician since the age of four. Her current projects include creating music with her long-running experimental/punk/noise/prose band Ex. by V.  and upcoming ventures Zodiac Veins and solo project Low Moan Hover.  She focuses on writing lyrics taken from her essay / prose writings and original musical composition via a bass guitar, vocal / sound layering, and reaching back to her childhood musical studies of the piano. Previous work includes being the founder of Gender EDGE (2010-2013), a trans and queer punk arts activism collective whose members worked together to organize trans and queer centered music and reading events throughout Philadelphia. Ksenya continues to organize, curate, and perform within shows that feature trans and queer bands / musicians and are dedicated to artistic activism. Her current focus is social medicine, community health, and healthcare activism for vulnerable and marginalized communities. She is the co-organizer of ELECTRIFEST, a two day music / art / healthcare / wellness event centering LGBT/QPOC bands / artists interwoven with multiple workshops / panel discussions, which will be taking place in Philadelphia in April 2017.


Leeway grant?

Art and Change Grant

The Art and Change Grant provides project-based grants of up to $2,500 to women and trans* artists in the Delaware Valley region to fund art for social change projects. 2018 applications will be available in January, 2018. [read more]

deadline 03/01
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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