upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

April 2016

Artist Residency Opportunity

The residency is for 18 or 25 days in 2017 in Lake Forest, IL, 30 miles north of Chicago. [learn more]

Everything a Performance by Nicole Bindler

Created and performed by Nicole Bindler (ACG '15) and Ashley Tini, Everything, is a two hour improvised event that consists of all the things that the two Artists know or have ever known. The performance will be shown May 21, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm at (1714 N Mascher Street). [learn more]

Suzi Nash Recipient of the 2016 ‘Society Lights’ Award

Suzi Nash (LTA ’08) has been nominated as a recipient of the 2016 ‘Society Lights’ Award for her work in the area of Arts/Media. [learn more]

Milena Velis and Melissa Beatriz Screening Short Film

Milena Velis (ACG '10) and Melissa Beatriz (ACG '12) will be screening their short film The Engine of My Life as part of Taller Puertorriqueño's panel "Voices and Images of the Affected" at Taller Puertorriqueño’s Roberto Hernandez Theater (2557 North 5th St) May 14, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. [learn more]

Philadelphia Public History Truck is Looking for Fairhill Residents to Share their Stories

Erin Bernard (ACG '15) and José Ortiz-Pagán of the Philadelphia Public History Truck are looking to crowd-source public memory to create meaningful sculptures, which represent the Fairhill neighborhood's history and contemporary lived experience. [learn more]

Jennifer Baker Exhibiting Portraits of People on the Move

Jennifer Baker (ACG ’10) created Portraits of People on the Move, an exhibit of stories and photographs of Philadelphia area immigrants. [learn more]

A Blade of Grass announced the 2016 ABOG Fellowship

Including Black Quantum Futurism (Leeway board member Rasheedah Phillips and Camae Ayewa (LTA ’15, ACG ’07) and our Community Partners Courtney Bowles and Mark Strandquist of the People's Paper Co-op. [learn more]

Prisons Today: Questions in the Age of Mass Incarceration, opens at Eastern State Penitentiary

This new interactive exhibit sheds light on these issues. It elicits personal connections to recent historic changes in the U.S. criminal justice system, encourages reflection, supports dialogue, and suggests steps that visitors can take to help shape the evolution of the American criminal justice system moving forward [learn more]

Mary Dewitt’s Paintings at the African American Museum of Philadelphia

Mary Dewitt's paintings of Avis Lee and Kennetta Andrews will be on exhibit at the African American Museum in Philadelphia through September 11. [learn more]

Sandra Andino New Exhibit at Fleisher’s Center for Works on Paper

A collection of photographs and recorded excerpts of conversations provides an intimate view of the lives of Sandra’s subjects and depicts a collective consciousness surrounding the connection of Latinos to their African roots. [learn more]

Muthi Reed interviewed by Invincible ill Weaver about Gender

Check out Invincible Ill Weaver's interview with Leeway Foundation grantee Muthi Reed about gender and using the pronouns they/them. [learn more]

New Book by Ezra Berkley Nepon

Dazzle Camouflage: Spectacular Theatrical Strategies for Resistance and Resilience offers two profiles of contemporary theater artists, Jenny Romaine and The Eggplant Faerie Players, generating analysis about their shared transformative theatrical strategies. [learn more]

Maori Karmael Holmes named Rockwood JustFilms Fellow

This fellowship will bring together 12 leaders working at the intersection of storytelling, film, and social change to learn powerful skills that will shift their capacity for leadership and collaboration. [learn more]

Call for Artists for Eduction for Liberation Conference

The Teacher Action Group (TAG) invites artists to participate in their Education for Liberation Conference on Saturday April 30. [learn more]

The Redline Project Launches New Website

Lisa Nelson-Haynes (ACG ’15) launches a new website for The Red Line Project which uses digital storytelling and community engagement to shed light on residents' experiences with gentrification from the Graduate Hospital area through to Point Breeze in South Philadelphia. [learn more]

Call for Proposals for INVISIBLE RIVER’s Schuylkill River Arts Day

INVISIBLE RIVER is seeking artists to contribute to our Schuylkill River Arts Day Saturday, July 16. Deadline: April 20 [learn more]

Performance Art and Theater Emergency Grants Funding

The Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA) Emergency Grants provides prompt funding for U.S.-based experimental visual and performing artists who have sudden opportunities to present their work or who find unexpected expenses close to a performance or exhibition. [learn more]

Mary DeWitt’s Release: Portraits of Women Serving Life on view in Andover, MD

Mary DeWitt’s (ACG'15,'09, LTA'10, WOO'00,'03) Solo Exhibition, Release, portraits and video of women sentenced to life without parole in Pennsylvania, will be on view in the Gelb Gallery [learn more]