upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

Leeway Transformation Award

The Transformation Award provides unrestricted annual awards of $15,000 to women and trans* artists and cultural producers living Greater Philadelphia 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 Greater Philadelphia: 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 2018.

Applications will be accepted via hardcopy and online.

Leeway Transformation Award Application and Guidelines (Stage 1)

Leeway Transformation Award Electronic Application (Stage 1)

Leeway Transformation Award Collaborator Electronic Application (Stage 1)

Leeway Transformation Award Application Hardcopy (Stage 1) (in Spanish)

Leeway Transformation Award Electronic Application (Stage 1) (in Spanish)

Leeway Transformation Award Collaborator Electronic Application (Stage 1) (in Spanish)

*Leeway is a trans-affirming organization committed to gender self-determination, and we use the term “trans” in its most inclusive sense, as an umbrella term encompassing transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, Two-Spirit people, and anyone whose gender identity or gender expression is nonconforming and/or different from their gender assigned at birth.

deadline 05/15/2018

what makes a

Leeway Artist or Cultural Producer?

The following does not describe one kind of artist; rather, it paints a larger picture of the many aspects of different Leeway artists. [read more]

Upcoming events
02/221:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Facebook LIVE Info Session

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 us on Facebook LIVE and get your questions answered.

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02/225:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Understanding Taxes for Artists Hosted by Leeway Foundation

Whether you’re receiving grants, financially profiting from your art, self-employed or have an LLC, you must file taxes. But, what are the best filing options for your situation? CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia, Leeway Foundation, and Vision Driven Artists have teamed up to help demystify tax season!

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