upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2018

Mary DeWitt

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(1) by Tayarisha Poe (2) by Denise Allen (3) by Andrea Brown

Since the late 1980's, I have repeatedly painted portraits of and collaborated with women serving life without parole in Pennsylvania. My goal is to show their depth and humanity through exhibitions and YouTube videos of my developing portraits paired with their voices. 

Currently I am painting ceramic tile mural portraits of female juvenile lifers, to be installed in Philadelphia. Text on the murals describes each case and advertises my website www.juvenilelifers.com where viewers can learn more about her and this crisis so relevant to Philadelphia, where more juveniles are sentenced to life without parole than any city in the United States- over 300. 


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
06/111:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Grant Info Session in West Chester

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 for one of these information sessions to learn how to prepare your application for the 2018 grants. 

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06/137:00 pm - 8:30 pm

12x12: Gabriela Sanchez

What is an invisible disability? Do you have one, the person sitting next to you? The Hidden Disabilities Project will be Power Street Theatre Company’s next foray into experimental theatre making. With this new and exciting piece created by the only Women of Color led theatre company in Philadelphia, take an immersive journey exploring the gray areas of having an invisible disability in a black and white world.

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