upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

Jeannine “JBK” Kayembe

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Jeannine "JBK" Kayembe is a painter, writer, musical performer and co-founder of LifeDoGrow Urban Farm in North Philadelphia. Most of her writing is rooted in her experience as a world traveler, land steward, and being a queer woman of color (QWOC). Jeannine chooses to paint portraits of people whom the world tries to erase in order to immortalize them, from Henrietta Lacks to her best friend Gizzle, a QWOC rapper. Jeannine describes co-founding LifeDoGrow Urban Farm as the foundation to her creative place-making practice. Through her leadership at LifeDoGrow, Jeannine aims to change the narrative of what environmental justice can mean by changing the environment of her neighborhood into a safer space using healthy food and public art.


Leeway grant?

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
01/236:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Grant Info Session at Mt. Airy Art Garage

Join us for the first grant information session of 2019!

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01/286:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Understanding Taxes for Artists

Leeway is partnering with CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia and Vision Driven Artists for three sessions designed to help artists understand tax season!

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