upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

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
09/127:00 pm - 8:30 pm

12x12: Eiko Fan

In Eiko Fan’s Live Wood Sculpture performance, wooden creations come to life. Wearing wood sculpture costumes, each performer creates a unique shape and environment with body movement. Watch the sculptures spring to life, listen to Eiko’s story and artistic journey, and then try out the sculptures for yourself!

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09/205:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Making Space: Leeway @ 25 Opening Reception & Conversation

In 2018, the Leeway Foundation turns 25 – a milestone grounded in the evolution of feminist principles. Please join us as we explore the intersections of art, culture, community and change, while we celebrate the artists and visionaries who lovingly and courageously made and continue to “make space” for fresh stories and new realities to exist.  

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