upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2017

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2017

Nanci Hersh

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2016 Art and Change Grant – $2,500

Nanci Hersh will organize a series of collaborative workshops with YoungMoms, a non-profit providing support services to pregnant and parenting young mothers in Chester County, PA. Together, participants of YoungMoms and volunteer mentors will create, design, and self-publish a book for the young women to have as a parenting and community resource. This illustrated and printed manual will share information gained from the group's monthly dinner and workshops. The workshops will include life skills training, community resources, and parent/child activities.

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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
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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