upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

Erika Guadalupe Núñez

Erika Guadalupe Núñez Erika Guadalupe Núñez
(1) by Jeff Bowen (2) by Steve Pavey

Erika is a queer immigrant, artist, and community organizer for immigrant rights in Philadelphia. After emigrating from Mexico at a young age, Erika remained undocumented until receiving her green card in 2013. As a result, Erika’s visual art pays homage to her culture and upbringing while simultaneously serving as a tool for social change. As a community organizer, she has spearheaded and facilitated local and national campaigns to demand rights for the immigrant community. In 2015, she was awarded the David Acosta Revolutionary Leadership Award from GALAEI with a commendation from the City of Philadelphia for her community work, later that year also receiving the Art and Change grant from the Leeway Foundation to support her work with immigrant and queer youth. Most recently, she was selected as an Emerging City Champion by the Knight Foundation to lead an art-based civic engagement project called Juntos Creators at Juntos, a local immigrant rights organization. Through both her public art and local activism, Erika continues to engage in current issues of human mobility with youth, policymakers, and the general populace.

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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]

deadline 05/15
Upcoming events
07/241:00 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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08/087:00 pm - 8:30 pm

12x12: LaTreice Branson

High-functioning fatigue. Pride in overworking and extending yourself. Getting the job done at all costs. It's the "exhaustion complex" in full force. Join artist and educator LaTreice Branson in this vivacious and personal exploration of the challenges of being an exhausted woman. Follow LaTreice's musical journey from exhaustion to relaxation and self-love, and then join in, re-setting your heart, mind, and body, with a joy-filled, interactive drumming finale.

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