upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

Beeta Baghoolizadeh

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2018 Art and Change Grant – $2,500

Beeta Baghoolizadeh is creating an animated documentary film, Diaspora Letters: Postmarks between Iran and the U.S., based on the letters and packages sent by families based in Iran and diaspora in the 20th and 21st centuries. The film will aim to humanize Iranians in light of the government’s vitriolic war rhetoric and the Muslim Ban. The animated graphics will be accompanied by archival footage, found audio, and interviews tracing how people negotiated distance and longing through tangible expressions of love and belonging. Beeta will facilitate workshops at Twelve Gates Arts around the creation of the film and discussions about the diversity of the Iranian American experience, the consequences of war, and sanctions on the last 40 years of Iranian history.


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
10/167:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Changemakers Cabaret

The Changemakers Cabaret returns after almost ten years to celebrate the artists, cultural producers and community partners who have been part of Leeway’s journey.

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11/01All Day

REEL Change: Leeway’s 25th Anniversary Film Festival

A moving collage of short films and feature-length work from Leeway community of artists over the years, featured during the month of November.

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