upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2018

Mina Zarfsaz

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Mina Zarfsaz

2017 Art and Change Grant – $1,500

Mina created A Corporeal Orchestration of Sounds, an interactive installation of fragmented bits of Iranian rebellious songs and calibrated electronics—tuned like an instrument to the participants’ movements. The system of sensors, speakers, and projectors measured the impact of spectators' movements, which then reconstructed the dismantled fragments of the music. As they triggered the sensors, the bodies of the spectators co-composed the rhythmic content through their movements with others.

The second piece of her project, Dead Ringer, is an installation that speculates and re-speculates the reality of sound and sound-reflection by emphasizing the experiential conditions of mirroring and the differences that emerge in repetition. The project excerpts text from Gertrude Stein where, drawing on her technique, she relies heavily on the use of repetition as a sensemaking mechanism.The piece also taps into the artist’s inspiration of Attar of Nishapur, a celebrated literary master of Persian literature who in some ways assures that the individual self is but an illusion, and all truth resides in self-annihilation. Dead Ringer creates a space for tuning one’s eyes and ears to the repetitions of elements that bring one in contact with the world through sensorial probing where seeing is more like touching than depicting. And, like touch, hearing is a form of visual perception.


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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 03/01
Upcoming events
06/111:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Grant Info Session in West Chester

Are you thinking about applying for the Art and Change Grant or the Leeway Transformation Award but not sure of how to go about it? Join us for one of these information sessions to learn how to prepare your application for the 2018 grants. 

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06/137:00 pm - 8:30 pm

12x12: Gabriela Sanchez

What is an invisible disability? Do you have one, the person sitting next to you? The Hidden Disabilities Project will be Power Street Theatre Company’s next foray into experimental theatre making. With this new and exciting piece created by the only Women of Color led theatre company in Philadelphia, take an immersive journey exploring the gray areas of having an invisible disability in a black and white world.

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