upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

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
09/127:00 pm - 8:30 pm

12x12: Eiko Fan

In Eiko Fan’s Live Wood Sculpture performance, wooden creations come to life. Wearing wood sculpture costumes, each performer creates a unique shape and environment with body movement. Watch the sculptures spring to life, listen to Eiko’s story and artistic journey, and then try out the sculptures for yourself!

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09/205:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Making Space: Leeway @ 25 Opening Reception & Conversation

In 2018, the Leeway Foundation turns 25 – a milestone grounded in the evolution of feminist principles. Please join us as we explore the intersections of art, culture, community and change, while we celebrate the artists and visionaries who lovingly and courageously made and continue to “make space” for fresh stories and new realities to exist.  

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