upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

Shanel Edwards

Shanel edwards by river mason

Shanel Edwards is a Black Queer Femme dancer, photographer, and poet in the Philadelphia Area. They are a Temple University graduate with a degree in African American Studies and Psychology. Shanel has been a featured performer in Black Lives Matter Philly's Black Joy Rally, Queer Abstract, Stay Black Baby, Our Black Arts Festival, Blessed Body, and many other POC centered spaces. She has facilitated dance classes for D2D: Dare to Dance, The Philly Pigeon and various studios in the city. They often offer improvisational workshops that center body awareness and confidence. Overall, Shanel uses their artistry as activism by demonstrating radical softness/honesty to uplift marginalized communities. 


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
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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