upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

Melissa Skolnick-Noguera

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(1) by Christian Noguera (2) by Andrés Cisneros

Melissa Skolnick-Noguera is a multimedia artist and writer. Since 2010, she has been working with nonprofits and arts organizations throughout Philadelphia, while using a range of tools for community building and storytelling. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Delaware.

Through her documentary work, Melissa collaborates with organizations and artists to advocate for equality. She has partnered with the Reentry Think Tank, Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice, Media Mobilizing Project, GSE Films, Taller Puertorriqueño, and others to create multimedia projects. She also works with Latin American and immigrant communities to document multifaceted stories of arts, culture, and justice. Her projects have screened at local film festivals, conferences, and community centers, in order to spark dialogue and action across audiences. She received the Leeway Foundation Window of Opportunity (’17) and Art & Change (’12) grants, and was a Movement Media Fellow (‘14) with Media Mobilizing Project.

Melissa, Joanna Siegel, and Kate Zambon were awarded an Art and Change Grant in 2012. Learn more about that project here.


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
06/246:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Leeway x Icebox Residency: Lineages and Routes Artist Talk

A conversation on process and study with diasporic artists Marie Alarcón (WOO '18, ACG '09), Petra Floyd, Naya, Wit López (ACG '18), and Jennifer Turnbull (ACG '09) of SWARM. 

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06/297:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Leeway x Icebox Residency: No/New Rites Culminating Performance

An evening of new performances by Marie Alarcón in collaboration with SWARM, Petra Floyd, Wit López, and Naya

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