upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

Marcelline Mandeng

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2019 Residencies

Marcelline has been awarded the 2019 Headlong Performing Artist Residency for their proposed multidisciplinary installation titled FLOODGATE

In her marvelous book The Spirit of Intimacy, author Sonbufu Some uses the term 'gatekeeper' to describe folks who live life at the edge between the material and spiritual worlds - the world of the village and the world of the spirit. In her indigenous village Dagara in Burkina Faso, people seek spiritual guidance from these gatekeepers who are openly known for their queer lifestyle. FLOODGATE is an inquiry into exhibitions of gender fluidity performed during rites of passages/rituals by our African indigenous ancestors. This archival research culminates into a monumental sculpture made out of blue lace fabric, an interactive library of herbs, and newly produced music. 

FLOODGATE is an invitation for Black/brown/queer/trans folks to be more generous with their audience and the spiritual ideas they are willing to explore in their creative practices. It is also a moment of respite, a time to kiss the ground laid out by those who have walked on this plane before us and whose legacy we trail behind.


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Art and Change Grant

The Art and Change Grant (ACG) 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
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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