upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

Dinita “Queen Dinita” Clark

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2017 Leeway Transformation Award – $15,000

Dinita “Queen Dinita” Clark has dedicated over 15 years to hip-hop/street dance culture as a professional dancer/performer, educator, mentor, choreographer, competitor, community leader and cultural ambassador of street dance. For the past seven years, she has been dedicated to cultivating the next generation of dance artists, specifically women in hip-hop dance in Philadelphia and beyond. She is known for helping shape the dance community she works in, both at the collegiate and community level. She co-founded Just Sole! Street Dance Theater Company with her husband Kyle “Just Sole” Clark in 2010. The mission of the company is to use hip hop/street dance of many forms theatrically to inspire, empower, innovate, and motivate others to embrace their story and individuality while teaching the culture and history of hip-hop dance. In addition, she also co-founded an educational program called Funky Sole Fundamentals with her husband in 2011. A workshop series dedicated to the preservation of authentic hip-hop, House and Funk styles dance. She currently teaches as an Adjunct Professor of Dance at The University of the Arts, Drexel University, and has also taught at Temple University and Bryn Mawr College. Dinita’s dedication to the positive dissemination of hip-hop dance and culture has made her a cornerstone for women in the Philadelphia dance community.


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Art and Change Grant

The Art and Change Grant (ACG) provides project-based grants of up to $2,500 to women and trans* artists and cultural producers in greater Philadelphia to fund art for social change projects. [read more]

deadline 03/01
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