upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

Nimisha Ladva

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(1) by Kenzie Green (2) by Patrick Montero

Nimisha Ladva is a storyteller and writer. Her storytelling has been featured on NPR’s Newsworks and on the Risk and First Person Arts Podcasts. She has been invited to tell stories at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Museum of Jewish American History, and the Philadelphia Free Library. She has won the First Person Arts Storytelling Grandslam and has been a finalist in the Philadelphia Moth storytelling grand slam. Her first play, When Sita’s Daughters Cross the Line, debuted at the Painted Bride Short Play Festival in August 2015. Nimisha’s short stories have been published in the US and UK. She conducts workshops and presentations on both storytelling and oral communication and is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing and English at Haverford College.

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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
09/232:00 pm - 3:00 pm

I’m Afraid Of Men Book Reading and Q&A

Vivek Shraya will read and answer questions about her new book, I’m Afraid of Men, co-presented by Asian Arts Initiative, Leeway Foundation, City of Philadelphia Office of Immigrant Affairs, and City of Philadelphia Office of LGBTQ Affairs.

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10/0510:45 am - 12:00 pm

RELEASE: Art in the Context of Gender Justice & Mass Incarceration

Leeway will facilitate an interactive workshop and panel discussion on gender justice and the role that art has in decarceration activism as a part of Philadelphia FIGHT's Beyond The Walls Prison Reform Summit.

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