upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

Ras Mashramani

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Rasmashramani

2016 Art and Change Grant – $2,500

Ras will write a dystopia sci-fi novel that explores the intersection of mental health treatment, mass incarceration, racism, and poverty from the perspective of a social work trainee at a local juvenile detention center. For the novel, Ras will research the histories of forced experimentation, medication, and incarceration of those deemed “dangerous to the status quo.” She will also organize a roundtable discussion with mental health professionals and survivors to facilitate understanding and dialogue between the groups. Through this project, Ras wants to draw awareness to issues of surveillance and violence in poor communities and amplify the voices of both survivors and workers who are impacted by these systems in hopes to promote solidarity. Ras sees this book as a tool to teach social workers about the cultural intricacies of “diagnosis” and “treatment,” as well as the historical distrust among vulnerable populations. 

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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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