upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

Jos Duncan

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2013 Leeway Transformation Award – $15,000

Jos is a filmmaker, traditional storyteller, and dancer who re-crafts traditional tales to address contemporary issues in communities. Each summer she organizes Stories in Service Day of Neighborhood Storytelling, in which four teams of storytellers share with four neighborhoods. Jos also founded an organization, GriotWorks, which works with filmmakers and storytellers to reclaim traditional cultural practices as a form of resistance and community building. Jos challenges racism by elevating heritage and strengthening cultural identities and creating platforms for African American stories, traditions, and culture to be learned and celebrated. Her goal is to use the work she creates as a vehicle for healing, education, and bridging gaps between communities, generations, and cultures.

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Art and Change Grant

The Art and Change Grant 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 08/01
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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