upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2017

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2017

Lauren Vargas

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2016 Art and Change Grant – $2,500

Lauren Vargas will build community through storytelling and the portraits of residents in Hunting Park in order to challenge the mostly negative images portrayed in the mainstream media of North Philadelphia. Lauren will organize a community dinner for neighbors to gather and share personal histories and positive stories about their block, followed by family photo shoots and portrait sessions to capture the spirit and strength of the community. The final product will be a series of portraits in oil paint of the neighbors, including a 140-character story written as a "tweet" by each participant, which will be displayed during a block celebration.

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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. [read more]

deadline 08/01
Upcoming events
05/0412:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Live Streamed Information Session

Now you can learn more about Leeway, our grants, and the application process without having to go anywhere! Join us online at leeway.org/info on Thursday, May 4 from 12:00 - 1:00PM.

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05/056:00 pm - 8:00 pm

DE-CODED: Art + Tech for Social Change

Leeway Foundation hosts the May Live Culture event at PhillyCAM! Live Culture is an open house and live TV production that happens on the first Friday of every month, curated by different arts and culture organizations. Since it’s Philly Tech Week, we’re focusing on local artists who utilize new media and technology to build alternate landscapes at the intersections of art and social change. Featuring presentations and conversations with poet and digital artist Andrea Walls (ACG ’14) and independent filmmaker M. Asli Dukan (ACG ’16, ’14, LTA ’16), we'll explore and answer questions like, How has technology enabled you to express an idea that couldn't have been conveyed otherwise? What conversations aren't happening in the space of creative technology?

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