upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2017

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2017

Mary DeWitt

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Mary dewitt by andrea brown web

2016 Art and Change Grant – $2,500

Mary will create portraits of two African American women who are currently serving life without parole in Pennsylvania. The portraits will be accompanied by videos in which the viewer will witness the painting process and hear the voices of the women sharing information about their lives and experiences in prison. In the summer of 2016, the portraits and videos will be displayed at the Painted Bride Art Center with the goal of illustrating the toll incarceration has taken on these women and their loved ones. These portraits will both humanize these women and bring visibility to the systematic injustice of mass incarceration. 

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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]

deadline 05/15
Upcoming events
03/271:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bilingual Grant Information Session in Norris Square

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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03/306:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A Special Screening of “And Still I Rise”

Join us at Community College of Philadelphia's Bonnell Auditorium for a screening of And Still I Rise, the first film to be made about literary and performing artist Dr. Maya Angelou. Stay after the film to be in conversation with Philadelphia artists Ursula Rucker, Andrea Walls, and moderator Pia Deas around the impact of Dr. Angelou’s life and what it means to create a spiritual and moral grounding that honors the blending of artist-activist roles. 

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