upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

Betty Leacraft

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2011 Leeway Transformation Award – $15,000

Betty is a mixed media fiber artist, educator, lecturer, and curator who attempts to create opportunities for under-served, under-resourced ethnic communities and individuals through interactive, hands-on, fiber art projects where participants share untold stories, acquire new artistic skills, and develop respect for cultural diversity in our communities.

Her signature workshop series African Inspired Design uses art as a tool of communication to provide a framework for dialog about cultural awareness, and shared cultural connections. Since the early 1990s, Betty has taught and lectured numerous students and individuals in residencies and workshops in the Tri-state area with a focus on textile arts in diverse communities, schools, correctional facilities, shelters, re-entry and recovery programs, senior residences and centers, libraries, colleges, and museums.

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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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11/0110:00 pm - 11:00 pm

REEL Change Kick Off Program

The REEL Change Film Festival starts on Thursday, November 1 with a feature film presentation.

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