upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2017

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2017

Romeeka Williams

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2016 Art and Change Grant – $2,500

Romeeka Williams will create a collection of writing and poetry from workshops facilitated by the Youth Art & Self-empowerment Project, held every Saturday at a Philadelphia prison. Romeeka will uplift the voices of young people tried and incarcerated as adults by sharing the writing with readers who want to learn where theses young writers come from, how they got to this point in their lives, and what trauma they have experienced that influenced their decisions. Romeeka will encourage the voices of these young people and show why so many people of color end up incarcerated because of the school-to-prison pipeline. 

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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. [read more]

deadline 08/01
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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