upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

Nora Hiriart Litz

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2009 Art and Change Grant – $2,500

Nora created El Viaje de los Niños (The Journey of the Children), a project that tells the stories of Mexican immigrant children who have crossed the border to come to Philadelphia. The project involved the participation of Mexican immigrant children residing in South Philadelphia. Through visual art sessions, the children created artwork that identified the emotional distress and effects of immigration on their lives and identities. The children created large-scale 10” x 9” X 42” dioramas that illustrate their journeys to Philadelphia. The dioramas include images of their communities in Mexico and the perils of their crossing. Their voices were recorded as each one chronicled his/her journey. These narrations can be heard in English and Spanish while one is viewing the diorama, thus making our experience of the work all the more profound. Nora’s main goal was, and continues to be, to help these children find their voice through art so that they can begin to express where it hurts and find a way to heal their wounds. 


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 in the Delaware Valley region to fund art for social change projects. 2018 applications will be available in January, 2018. [read more]

deadline 03/01
Upcoming events
10/2811:00 am - 5:00 pm

awQward Talent Camp Philly: A Weekend Workshop by Trans & Queer Artists of Color

This 12-hour workshop over the course of two days will make space for artists of all disciplines to strengthen their work through writing. Artists J Mase III (ACG '07), Brooklyn Dreamwolf (YaliniDream & Jendog Lonewolf), Dane Figueroa Edidi, and Regie Cabico will facilitate workshops on performance, hip hop lyricism, writing and more. 

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12/031:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Conversation and Workshop with Kameelah Janan Rasheed

On Sunday, December 3, join Institute of Contemporary Art for a conversation and workshop with Kameelah Janan Rasheed—an artist whose work is featured in the exhibition Speech/Acts—co-presented with the Leeway Foundation.

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