upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

Sara Zia Ebrahimi

Program Director


Sara Zia Ebrahimi is a digital media maker, curator and producer working primarily in short film, web series and streamed media formats. An MFA graduate of Temple University, her own work uses humor to weave together the personal with the political and show the interconnection between national/international policy decisions and individual lives. As a producer and community curator, she brings together and produces work that centers women, immigrants, and people of color and helps widen the spectrum of representation of marginalized communities. Her recent work includes The FBI Blew Up My Ice Skates (writer and co-director), Remember When: a collection of short films capturing the intersections of girlhood (co-curator), Iran Hyphenated (co-curator), Recurrence Plot: The Family Circle (producer and assistant director) and Resistance: the battle of philadelphia (producer).

Before working at the Leeway Foundation her previous positions have included working as a Community Engagement Coordinator for Independent Television Service's (ITVS) Community Cinema program and as the Development and Communications Director at Bread & Roses Community Fund. 

szebrahimi@leeway.org | Ext. 11

Upcoming events
03/1512:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Understanding Taxes for Artists Hosted by CultureWorks

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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04/192:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Grant Info Session at NextFab

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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