upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

Ksenya Leah Basarab

Ksenya leah basarab
(1) by Marion Bell

Ksenya Leah Basarab has been a musician since the age of four. Her current projects include creating music with her long-running experimental/punk/noise/prose band Ex. by V.  and upcoming ventures Zodiac Veins and solo project Low Moan Hover.  She focuses on writing lyrics taken from her essay / prose writings and original musical composition via a bass guitar, vocal / sound layering, and reaching back to her childhood musical studies of the piano. Previous work includes being the founder of Gender EDGE (2010-2013), a trans and queer punk arts activism collective whose members worked together to organize trans and queer centered music and reading events throughout Philadelphia. Ksenya continues to organize, curate, and perform within shows that feature trans and queer bands / musicians and are dedicated to artistic activism. Her current focus is social medicine, community health, and healthcare activism for vulnerable and marginalized communities. She is the co-organizer of ELECTRIFEST, a two day music / art / healthcare / wellness event centering LGBT/QPOC bands / artists interwoven with multiple workshops / panel discussions, which will be taking place in Philadelphia in April 2017.


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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
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03/2712:00 pm - 2:00 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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03/276:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Infosession at Taller Puertorriqueño

Learn more about our grant programs and application process at this information session!

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