upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2017

upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2017

FAQs / Helpful Hints

F.A.Q's

Can I collaborate with someone? Can we apply jointly?

Yes, you can apply collaboratively for all Leeway grants. Each collaborator must meet Leeway's basic eligibility requirements. Each collaborator must also complete the  Artist Information and Experience forms, as well as age and residency documentation.

If you apply as a collaboration, you are applying for the award jointly, i.e., either for $2,500 (ACG) or $15,000 (LTA) that will be split between the collaborating artists (there is no limit on how many artists can collaborate on one project).

If you apply jointly for the LTA, you and your collaborating artist(s) must have five years worth of experience creating art for social change together.

Can I apply for and be granted an Art & Change grant in the same year that I apply for a Transformation Award?

Yes.

Does my Change Partner need to live locally?

No. There are no restrictions to where your change partner may be located.

 

HELPFUL HINTS FOR ART AND CHANGE GRANT

Consider the following when applying:

Project Information: The Project Information section on page 3 of the application is where you can indicate the amount of money you'll need for the project, your artistic discipline(s), your social change intent, and a short description of the work you'll be doing. 

Program Director Sara Zia explains further below:

 

 

 

Experience: Leeway values experiences that are often not included in traditional resumes and knows that life experiences can be defining moments for an artist.  Share information about your artistic or cultural background that has led you to this project.

 

Your Project Description (Question 1): Start by answering questions 2 through 6, then go back and summarize that information in your response to question 1.

 

 

 

Social Change Intent (Question 3): Be thoughtful when choosing your social change intent(s), as you will be asked to elaborate on your choice in the application. What larger issue(s) are you trying address? Or, what are you seeking to change? How is that reflected in your project?

When thinking about how your project’s intent and vision may create impact, ask yourself, will it: Create a vision for a just world; Build a space for expression and community; Challenge oppression; Or shift power and perception?

Your Community/Audience (Question 4): Tell us who you are, and why you are working with a particular audience, community, or group? (Ability, education, geography, gender, race, religion, etc.)

Community Engagement (Question 5):  What is your connection to the communities you write about? Is it clear why you are working with this community and how you are impacting this community or group of people?

Program Director Sara Zia explains Questions 4 and 5 in greater detail below:​

 

 

Change Partner: Change Partners can be either an individual or an organization that can aid in the completion of your project and testify to your community connection. Program Director Sara Zia shares some advice about Change Partners in the video below: 

 


Project Budget: Your detailed project expenses illustrate the scope of your work and how you will make this project a reality. This is the section where you'll account for how the money you've requested will be divided, item by item. Be sure there is a clear relationship between your budget and your project description. Program Director Sara Zia discusses the Budget section of the application below:
 
 

 

Review: We recommend that you ask someone unfamiliar with your work to read your application for clarity. Use the Checklist to double-check your application.

 

HELPFUL HINTS FOR LEEWAY TRANSFORMATION AWARD

Consider the following when applying:

Artistic Discipline: ​Although you may have experience and knowledge in more than one discipline, be sure to choose the one that best highlights your art for social change practice. Only choose "Multi-disciplinary" if you use more than one medium within single pieces of work.

Social Change Intent/Vision: ​Be thoughtful when choosing your social change intent(s), as you will be asked to elaborate on your choice in the application. What larger issue(s) are you trying address? Or, what are you seeking to change? How is that reflected in your practice?

Experience: Leeway values experiences that are often not included in traditional resumes and knows that life experiences can be defining moments for an artist. This award is for artists who have been working at the intersection of art and social change for at least five years. Share in this section defining personal, artistic, or political moments that led you to this point in your artistic career.

Artistic Practice (Question 1): ​Give a brief overview about what your artistic practice and/or process looks like? Your art form may not be familiar to the panel, so take the time to explain it. How has it evolved over time?

Art for Social Change (Question 2): ​​​Use this question to give specific examples of projects, pieces, etc. you have created in the last five years or more. Tell us how they created social change, how you knew if it was successful or not, and what you learned.

Your Community/Audience (Question 4): Tell us who you are, and why you are working with a particular audience, community, or group? (Ability, education, geography, gender, race, religion, etc.)

Relationship to Community/Audience (Question 5): ​Describe the process of working with the community you described in question 4. How do they participate in or interact with your work? What do you see as your role?

Impact (Question 6): ​Art can create impact in many ways (Check out some of those ways on page 2 of the Guidelines). Reflect on what you wanted your work to accomplish? Were you able to create change? Describe how your work has affected the Delaware Valley Region.

Review: We recommend that you ask someone unfamiliar with your work to read your application for clarity.

Work Samples: Although we do not require work samples for Stage 1, if you are invited to Stage 2 you will need to provide them. Start thinking now about documenting your work. This is good practice for any artist.

 

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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

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