upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2018

Nanci Hersh

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(1) by Kay Healy (2) by Jessica Czerwin (3) by Christian Kaye

Nanci Hersh’s life is her canvas. Whether she is in the studio or classroom, on the yoga mat or in the water, she is passionate about making the most of every day and forming meaningful connections within her community. Her two dimensional work as well as her sculptures and installations are examinations and celebrations of life at its best – and most challenging. It is how she make sense of the world to create peace and healing.

Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States including Eons Beyond the Rib, at Seraphin Gallery in Philadelphia, PA, Navigation Puzzle, at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Paper Work, at the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie and The Demoiselles Revisited at Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, NYC, along with solo exhibitions in PA, NJ, DE, and Hawaii. Nanci has received numerous honors including three purchase awards from the State Foundation of Culture and the Arts, Hawaii and two Leeway Foundation Art & Change Grants. Her work is included in the Public Collections of Johnson & Johnson, Herspace Breast Imaging, Leland Portland Cement, and OSI Pharmaceuticals to name a few.

She lives in beautiful Chester County, PA with her husband, two teenage sons, dogs, and her backyard koi fish pond. 


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
04/301:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Facebook LIVE Info Session

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 on Facebook LIVE and get your questions answered.​

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05/082:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Applicant Support Session at William Way LGBT Community Center

Applicant support sessions are an opportunity to meet one-on-one with a Leeway representative and get direct feedback on your application. Drop-in sessions are held from 2:00pm and 7:00pm. No appointment necessary. 

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