upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2018

Emily Richardson

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1997 Leeway Award

My attraction to working in fiber stems from the range of possibilities offered by the materials and techniques. From the fluid act of painting on cloth, to the focused visual attention of arranging parts, to the tactile working of the stitches, I am continually excited by what I see.

My visual responses guide the process. I will expand a form that emerges out of adjacent fabrics; echo a line I've noticed twice already in paint and in cloth; articulate a pattern that appears too subtle; or use layers of sheer fabrics to deepen a color, alter a value, define a line, or mask what lies beneath.

Throughout the process, I am involved in an interplay between fresh responses and returning to influences, a balancing of structure and freedom.


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
06/111:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Grant Info Session in West Chester

Are you thinking about applying for the Art and Change Grant or the Leeway Transformation Award but not sure of how to go about it? Join us for one of these information sessions to learn how to prepare your application for the 2018 grants. 

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06/137:00 pm - 8:30 pm

12x12: Gabriela Sanchez

What is an invisible disability? Do you have one, the person sitting next to you? The Hidden Disabilities Project will be Power Street Theatre Company’s next foray into experimental theatre making. With this new and exciting piece created by the only Women of Color led theatre company in Philadelphia, take an immersive journey exploring the gray areas of having an invisible disability in a black and white world.

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