upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

Angie Arahood

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2010 Art and Change Grant – $2,500

Angie will create a traveling puppet show exploring their identity and the idea of home. Growing up queer and poor in rural Kentucky, Angie felt that they were pushing up against many negative stereotypes and took little pride in where they came from. An eventual move to Philadelphia put them on a path of self-discovery that helped them recognize how much the idea of pride in one’s home or community must first come from within. Not only are we shaped by our communities, but we have the potential to shape them as well. Through this performance, Angie hopes to inspire the audience to delve within themselves and connect with who they are as individuals as well as have the courage to realize their own potential and happiness. Angie believes that we can only be vital parts of our communities if we embrace all of the of pieces of ourselves and hopes that through puppetry, they can inspire a shift of consciousness within their community through reconnecting with our roots.


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
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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