upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

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
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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