upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

Nancy Lewis Shell

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2015 Leeway Transformation Award – $15,000

Nancy, an incest, rape, and domestic abuse survivor with a physical disability, celebrates still being alive through her art. Nancy’s work centers on the quest for freedom and equality and also captures sweet, brief, and pivotal moments in time. She works in a variety of disciplines and mediums including painting, photography, quilting, and written and spoken word. While striving to be an artist, Nancy has to assume many roles: as daughter of a disabled mom, mother of a disabled child, wife of an abusive husband, friend, teacher, and mentor. In all of these roles, Nancy has had to fight injustice against her gender and multiple identities because she believes that “art is a sacred quest to give voice to that scream that has no sound.”


Leeway grant?

Art and Change Grant

The Art and Change Grant provides project-based grants of up to $2,500 to women and trans* artists and cultural producers in Greater Philadelphia to fund art for social change projects. [read more]

deadline 03/01
Upcoming events
02/202:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Applicant Support Session at Philadelphia Folklore Project

Applicant support sessions are an opportunity to meet one-on-one with a Leeway representative and get direct feedback on your application. Drop-in sessions are held from 2:00pm and 7:00pm. No appointment necessary. 

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02/221:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Facebook LIVE Info Session

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 us on Facebook LIVE and get your questions answered.

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