upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

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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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
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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12/145:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leeway, CultureWorks, Bread and Roses and Philly PR Girl Present Holiday YAY

Kick off the holiday party season with Bread & Roses Community Fund, CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia, Leeway Foundation, and Philly PR Girl. We're all neighbors in The Philadelphia Building and we want to celebrate you! 

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