upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

Linda Fernandez and Anne Harrison

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Linda Fernandez's work examines the ways in which everyday materials can be transformed into objects with a renewed purpose. Thus providing a recycling service while creating another vantage point to view, and analyze materials and materialism. She developed this body of work in 2009 while living in Nicaragua. Her primary materials for creating visual works of art transformed into what was available such as soda cans, plastic bottles and plastic bags. She began to use these materials to create bags, jewelry, and textiles. 2 years later, after returning to Philadelphia, she began to develop a series of projects related to food, health, and nutrition. Her work gives new life to the detritus of the street and raises awareness of the need to reduce, reuse and recycle.  

Originally from Indiana, Anne Harrison doubled majored in Art and International Studies at her Midwestern liberal arts college, leading her to community based arts. Anne landed in Philadelphia in 2000 where she has been managing community arts programming at Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Fleisher Art Memorial and the Mural Arts Program, while also making and showing work, and picking up new skills, techniques and ideas along the way. Anne is committed and dedicated to the access and advocacy of the creative practice for everyone.

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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]

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Looking Forward: The Future of Leeway Community Meeting

A collective visioning of what the next 25 years of supporting artists and cultural producers could look like in the name of equity and social change.

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