upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

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?

Art and Change Grant

The Art and Change Grant provides project-based grants of up to $2,500 to women and trans* artists and cultural producers in Greater Philadelphia to fund art for social change projects. [read more]

deadline 08/01
Upcoming events
11/01All Day

REEL Change: Leeway’s 25th Anniversary Film Festival

A moving collage of short films and feature-length work from Leeway community of artists over the years, featured during the month of November.

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11/083:00 pm - 5:00 pm

TransForming Inclusion Launch Event & Panel Discussion

A celebration of the launch of TransForming Inclusion, featuring a panel discussion with guide contributors and cultural organizers, followed by a reception.  

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