upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

Li Sumpter

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Li describes her artistic practice and approach to community engagement as image activism. With a background in mythology, media literacy and art education, she employs the symbols, archetypes and aesthetics of science fiction, afrofuturism, and the apocalyptic to color and inform her work around emergency preparedness, food security and existential crises. Her dissertation, Apocalyptic Soul: Seeing Through Image in the Age of End Time, examines the social and psychological impact of fear-based media on culture, consciousness and survival in the 21st century. Li’s current project, Graffiti in the Grass, is an interactive graphic novel with a survival guide insert that provides accurate and up-to-date emergency info and survival tips designed for local Philly residents. As Director of Mill Creek Urban Farm, a black-led urban farm in West Philadelphia, her projects focus on empowering urban growers and eco-artists to be community leaders through e-prep training, environmental education and global awareness.

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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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Grant Info Session at Mt. Airy Arts Garage

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