upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

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Leeway Foundation Announces June 2008 Art and Change Grant Recipients

20 Grants Given to Women and Transgender Artists in the Philadelphia Region

PHILADELPHIA-The Leeway Foundation announces $49,740 in grants to twenty women and transgender artists living in the six-county Philadelphia area (including Camden) to further their work integrating a variety of arts disciplines and social change.

The Art and Change Grant provides project-based grants of up to $2,500 to women and transgender (which includes those who identify as transsexual and genderqueer) artists who: have art and social change projects or opportunities that impact a larger group, audience or community; have financial need; and live in the Delaware Valley area. One of the more unique aspects of the Art and Change grant is its requirement for projects to be supported by or in collaboration with a Change Partner a person, organization, or business, that is part of the project in some way.

June's deadline was the second cycle for 2008. Of the twenty recipients only three artists previously received funding from the organization. The grants awarded went to artists working in a variety of fields including animation and Palestinian cross-stitch embroidery.

This cycle's grantees, selected out of 61 applications, are:

Amma Young, Costume Design
Beth Pulcinella, Screenprinting
Charing A. Ball, Audio Documentary
Denise DiJoseph, Sculpture
Elba Hevia y Vaca, Dance
Emiko Sugiyama, Hip-Hop
Erika Mijlin & Julie Goldstein, Media Arts
Julia Katz, Mixed-Media
Kathy Padilla, Documentary
Kay Healy, Installation
Maggie Von Vogt, Audio Documentary
Marie Monique-Marthol, Multimedia
MJ Hasty, Documentary
Nehad Khader, Fiber Arts
Sarah Lowry, Dance
Shivaani Selvaraj, Documentary
Shuyuan Li, Music
Tamara Thomas, Dance
Vania Gulston, Media Arts
Winifred Collier Bolkus, Literary Arts

The Leeway Foundation's grant making programs honor women and transgender artists for their ability to create social change through their artistic and cultural work. The foundation is committed to art making as an integral part of social change, movement building, and anti-oppression work.

The Art and Change grants are distributed three times per year and are evaluated by an independent peer review panel. The June 2008 review panel consisted of Helen Haynes (Director of Cultural Affairs, Montgomery County Community College), Lai Har Cheung (Holistic Health Counselor), and Deborah Block (Co-Artistic Director, Theatre Exile).

Applications are available on the Leeway website and outreach events are held throughout the year. Foundation staff members are available (by appointment) to provide support to potential applicants via workshops and advisory sessions. Applications can be obtained by calling (215) 545-4078 or emailing info@leeway.org. There is one remaining deadline for the 2008 Art and Change Grant September 8.

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Leeway Transformation Award

The Transformation Award provides unrestricted annual awards of $15,000 to women and trans* artists and cultural producers living in 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. [read more]

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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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Grant Info Session at Fleisher Art Memorial

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 for one of these information sessions to learn how to prepare your application for the 2018 grants. 

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