upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2017

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2017

Li Sumpter

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2016 Art and Change Grant – $2,500

Li Sumpter will create and publish a limited edition, 10-page prologue episode for her three-volume epic of speculative fiction, Graffiti in the Grass, which explores the mystery and mythology behind UFO and crop circle phenomena through the lens of hip-hop, afrofuturism and indigenous traditions. Graffiti in the Grass aims to ignite the survivor spirit in us all around environmental and existential crises, migration/displacement, spiritual wellness and mental health with a focus on suicide stigmas among young women of color. She will also commission the illustration, design and printing of three unique limited edition promotional posters. Posters and publications will be distributed locally for free to communities of color in West Philadelphia with priority to young women of color, black and brown urban farmers and environmental justice artists and advocates. 

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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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