upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2017

upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2017

M Eighteen Téllez

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2015 Leeway Transformation Award – $15,000

Eighteen is a hybrid mestiza cyborg and Philadelphia native who writes and performs speculative fiction about bodies/objectification, intimacy/class, neighborhood/land/ community, and the violence in relying on binaries to order the world. A co-founder of the Metropolarity sci-fi collective, they have enjoyed the continuing blossom of a Do-It-Yourself movement that utilizes a speculative lens for manifesting subversive and liberatory realities. Eighteen is frustrated/pissed with institutional distinction, white supremacy, and fixed treatments of language and identity. They use the spoken and written word as powerful, inexpensive tools to deconstruct oppressive narratives.


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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