upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

Milena Velis

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2018 Leeway Transformation Award – $15,000

Milena Velis is a movement storyteller, filmmaker, organizer and educator. Milena spent eight years at Media Mobilizing Project, training and supporting movement media makers and producing media, telling the untold stories of everyday people fighting for a better world. Previously, Milena worked as a local news reporter for Al Día, a Spanish-language weekly newspaper covering Philadelphia’s Latino community. She has also built community radio stations with the Prometheus Radio Project, taught journalism at Temple University, and interpreted between Spanish and English in courtroom, community, and healthcare settings.


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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
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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