upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

Lela Aisha Jones

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(1) by Krista Bonura (2) by La Dolce Photography (3) by Denise Allen

2015 Leeway Transformation Award – $15,000

Lela Aisha Jones is a native of Tallahassee, FL who resides in Philadelphia, PA. She is the founder of FlyGround, her creative home, where she cultivates her diasporic movement practice and artistry. She is also the lead centralizer/organizer for the Dancing for Justice Philadelphia initiative and co-founder (with Deneane Richburg) of The Requisite Movers.  Lela defines herself as a movement artist and a catalyst dedicated to creating transformative spaces through education, media, restorative activism, performance, artistry, and archival practices.


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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
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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