upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2017

upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2017

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?

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
Upcoming events
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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