The Transformation Award provides unrestricted annual awards of $15,000 to women and trans* artists living in the Delaware Valley region who create art for social change and have done so for the past five years or more, demonstrating a long-term commitment to social change work.
The Award is unrestricted (it is not project-based) and open to women and trans* people working in any art form, traditional or non-traditional.
We encourage you to apply if you are a woman or trans* artist who:
The Transformation Award application is a two-stage process.
Stage 1: This is a two-stage application process. The Stage 1 application is due May 15. Stage 1 is open to all eligible applicants. A panel of community-based artists will review applications and make decisions to invite applicants to submit work samples for Stage 2.
Stage 2: By invitation only. All invited applicants from Stage 1 will receive an application stipend to help cover the costs of preparing work samples. In addition to the stipend, we will offer each applicant support through in-person meetings and application feedback, as needed. The Stage 2 deadline will be announced to finalists only. All invitees will receive notification and announcement of final Awardees in December 2016.
Leeway Transformation Award Application and Guidelines Hardcopy (Stage 1)
Leeway Transformation Award Guidelines Only Hardcopy (Stage 1)
Leeway Transformation Award Electronic Application (Stage 1)
Leeway Transformation Award Collaborator Electronic Application (Stage 1)
Leeway Transformation Award Application in Spanish Hardcopy (Stage 1)
*We use the term “trans” in its most inclusive sense, as an umbrella term encompassing transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, Two-Spirit people, and more generally, anyone whose gender identity or gender expression is nonconforming and/or different from their gender assigned at birth.