upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

Meg Onli


Meg Onli is the Assistant Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the first black curator to be hired in the museum’s 55-year history. Accordingly, Onli’s work attends to the intricacies and complications of exhibiting art created by artists from the African diaspora. Onli’s practice is largely interested in utilizing decolonizing practices within museums and exhibition spaces. Her recent exhibition Speech/Acts explored experimental black poetry and how the social and cultural constructs of language regularly fail in naming marginalized people. Onli holds a Masters degree in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art and is the Festival Director of the Philadelphia-based BlackStar Film Festival. Her writing has appeared in publications for Art21, Black One Shot, Visual AIDS, and Art Papers.


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
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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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