Leeway Transformation Award

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:

  • Creates art for social change that impacts a larger group, audience, or community.
  • Has been creating art for social change for the past five years or more, demonstrating a long-term commitment to this work.
  • Has financial need and limited or no access to other financial resources.
  • Has lived for the past two or more years in the Delaware Valley region: Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia County.

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 2014.

Please note: when using the fillable applications, it is recommended that you use Adobe Acrobat Reader. If using a Macintosh computer, the application Preview will open instead--this program may not let you save your document--please test it!

Leeway Transformation Award Guidelines

Leeway Transformation Award Collaborator Online Form

Leeway Transformation Award Application (in Spanish)

*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.

deadline 05/15/2014

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