upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

Monnette Sudler-Honesty

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Native Philadelphian jazz guitarist Monnette Sudler is also a composer, bandleader, performer, poet, singer and recording artist. She has traveled and performed in Europe, Japan, South Africa, Jamaica and the United States, performing with many jazz greats such as Hugh Masakela, the late Grover Washington Jr., Odean Pope, and poet Sonia Sanchez. In addition to her awards from the Leeway Foundation, Monnette has received grants from the American Composers Forum and the Kimmel Center. Monnette has produced several CDs, with her most recent CD being “Born Again” Ladies Night Out, released in 2012 on MSM Records, features her all-female quartet. As an educator, Monnette gives positive reinforcement and encouragement to her students, and believes that social change in our communities can be implemented through music and the arts. Monnette Sudler is the founder and artistic director of the Philadelphia Guitar Summit, which includes an annual concert and workshops for inter-generational audiences. Monnette has also been included in publications The Great Jazz Guitarists: The Ultimate Guide by Scott Yanow and Growing up with Jazz by Royal Stokes. 


Leeway grant?

Art and Change Grant

The Art and Change Grant (ACG) 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 03/01
Upcoming events
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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