upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2017

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2017

Sonja Claxton

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2016 Art and Change Grant – $2,500

Sonja’s project #BLKWMNPHL, also known as Black Women of Philadelphia, highlights the stories of Southern Black women who are 70 years of age and older, who migrated to Philadelphia during the Great Migration. Using short films, images, and audio posted on social media, Sonja hopes that #BLKWMNPHL will show how the stories of these women are contribute to the history of Black women in Philadelphia. This project is personal to Sonja and the history of her own family’s migration from the South and she wants to ensure that the stories of these elders are not lost. Sonja’s project provides a platform for these women to share their stories and an opportunity for the larger community to participate through social media. In addition, the videos, images and audio pieces will be publicly exhibited within her community.

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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. [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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