upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

Lela Aisha Jones

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2018 Window of Opportunity Grant – $1,500

Lela Aisha Jones will participate in a week-long residency with multiple public and community-based components in Minnesota's Twin Cities. She will perform Native Portals as part of an evening curated by St. Paul's Brownbody, an original repertory whose mission is to build artistic experiences that disrupt biased narratives and prompts audiences to engage as active participants in the journey. The 3-4 shows will be on April 27-29 at the Southern Theater, Minneapolis. The program will be a mixed evening of art by Brownbody, Lela Aisha Jones, and Leslie Parker Dance Project from St. Paul, MN. All three black female-led organizations create socially-engaged, multidisciplinary performances centering African diaspora narratives. Each show will be followed by a post-show talk with the artists and audiences. This residency is a vital next step for Lela to move her work through likeminded communities and for it to be in conversation with other artists' practices and art works. It will also deepen her connections and practical approaches to social change practice, and experiences creating work centering the voices of black/African diasporic women.


Leeway grant?

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
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High-functioning fatigue. Pride in overworking and extending yourself. Getting the job done at all costs. It's the "exhaustion complex" in full force. Join artist and educator LaTreice Branson in this vivacious and personal exploration of the challenges of being an exhausted woman. Follow LaTreice's musical journey from exhaustion to relaxation and self-love, and then join in, re-setting your heart, mind, and body, with a joy-filled, interactive drumming finale.

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