upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

Lisa Nelson-Haynes

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2015 Art and Change Grant – $2,500

Lisa’s Redline Project is a digital storytelling and community engagement initiative that explores the effects of redlining that began in the mid-1970s. Redlining, the practice of discrimination in selling or renting in certain areas, set the groundwork for the gentrification of a portion of South Philadelphia – south of the former Graduate Hospital neighborhood, extending to Point Breeze. This gentrification continues to displace South Philadelphia’s low to middle income, historically African American community. Lisa will coordinate and facilitate a series of community story circles in key locations in the area. They stories will be recorded and the group will reconvene to share the stories to the larger community. Lisa has familial connections to the community and believes it is crucial to create spaces for honest engagement to address growing tensions due to a shift in demographics, and to document the community’s rich cultural history. 


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

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

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