upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

Linda Fernandez and Anne Harrison

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Anne harrison by kenzie green for web Linda fernandez by colettefu6 web
(1) by Kenzie Green (2) by Colette Fu

2015 Art and Change Grant – $2,500

Linda and Anne will work with teens from the Norris Square Neighborhood Project to create functional and wearable works of art.  The young people in Norris Square are faced with ongoing and residual effects of structural racism and poverty, at the same time, the neighborhood is rich with Latino culture and history. The pieces will be based in traditional crafts using natural and repurposed materials from the local neighborhood and garden. Linda and Anne believe that this project will give these young artists an opportunity to learn century-old crafts, develop their identities, and create economic opportunities.  Linda and Anne will also create Hencho en Norris Square (Made in Norris Square), a craft fair in the local park where the teens, neighborhood artists, and crafts people will sell their wares and have an opportunity to connect with each other. Hencho en Norris Square will introduce the youth to traditional crafts and history, community engagement, and hopefully spark collaboration. 

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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 03/01
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