upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

Benita Cooper

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2010 Art and Change Grant – $2,500

Benita will facilitate Seniors Storytelling Day, an interactive performance art event bringing Philadelphia teenagers and seniors together to collaborate on documenting and re-telling the stories of the seniors. With this event, Benita hopes to develop a stronger sense of community by building a common ground for understanding between generations. Benita believes that the sharing of a single story by a senior or a grandparent has the power to transform lives and society. This event will culminate in a citywide intercultural and intergenerational reception and performance.


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
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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11/083:00 pm - 5:00 pm

TransForming Inclusion Launch Event & Panel Discussion

A celebration of the launch of TransForming Inclusion, featuring a panel discussion with guide contributors and cultural organizers, followed by a reception.  

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