upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2017

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2017

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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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]

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