upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

Ya Shoosh


Shereen (Ya Shoosh) is a Bay Area raised, queer Arab Muslim educator and visual artist based in Philadelphia. As an instructor at Temple University, she teaches undergraduate courses on race, religion, and society through a decolonial lens. Shereen's art employs Arabic calligraphy and portraiture to explore identity through the complex intersections of race, gender, religion, and sexuality. Her work critiques hegemonic discourses that erase marginalized Muslim voices and has been featured in the Arab American National Museum, as well as in online publications such as Za'faraan zine and Bigmouth. Shereen was a Kiva fellow in Palestine and a participant of the Decolonial Black Feminism program in Brazil. She holds masters degrees from UC Berkeley and Temple University in sustainable international development and comparative religion, respectively.


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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
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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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