upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

Iris Devins

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Iris devins

2018 Art and Change Grant – $2,500

Iris seeks to share the joy and frustrations of being a young trans woman through her short narrative dark comedy, TRASHY BOOTY. The film tells the story of two dumpster diving trans women who encounter a hitch hiking robot- one based on a real life social experiment. Iris plans to submit the film to LGBT and trans film festivals like Qflix, Frameline, and the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival, as well as to online vehicles. In those spaces, Iris hopes to engage in conversations with diverse audiences about the film’s themes (feminism, gender self-determination, friendship) and bring increased visibility to trans women.


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
10/167:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Changemakers Cabaret

The Changemakers Cabaret returns after almost ten years to celebrate the artists, cultural producers and community partners who have been part of Leeway’s journey.

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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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