upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

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?

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
Upcoming events
11/01All Day

REEL Change: Leeway’s 25th Anniversary Film Festival

A moving collage of short films and feature-length work from Leeway community of artists over the years, featured during the month of November.

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11/083:00 pm - 5:00 pm

TransForming Inclusion Launch Event & Panel Discussion

A celebration of the launch of TransForming Inclusion, featuring a panel discussion with guide contributors and cultural organizers, followed by a reception.  

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