upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

Kathryn Pannepacker

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2016 Art and Change Grant – $2,500

Kathryn expanded on her 2015 Art and Change Grant project, The Healing Blanket Project– a collection of small hand-woven pieces created by herself, and community & family members, each representing a homicide that took place in Philadelphia in 2015. In honor of the 280 people killed by gun violence, Kathryn, along with her Change Partner Roz Pichardo of Operation Save Our City, held an event called The Memorial at the BKG Funeral Home in North Philadelphia. The Healing Blanket was draped over one casket and those in attendance were invited to write and attach R.I.P tags. The second casket alongside was filled with bullet casings. All throughout the funeral home were framed photos of loved ones killed by guns. The event was very somber and powerful, as if attending a viewing. A piece of yarn was tied on one's wrists and a blessing was spoken to each in attendance. The Memorial was a public outcry against gun violence and gave people an opportunity to express their grief as well as call for peace and healing throughout the city. It was a plea to put guns down and change gun control legislation. The event was covered by 3 news channels.


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
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03/2712:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Understanding Taxes for Artists

Leeway is partnering with CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia and Vision Driven Artists for three sessions designed to help artists understand tax season!

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03/276:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Infosession at Taller Puertorriqueño

Learn more about our grant programs and application process at this information session!

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