upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

Monika Estrella Negra

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2018 Art and Change Grant – $2,500

Monika’s newest short film, BITTEN is about a young, Latinx vampire who seeks vengeance on the ancestral bloodlines of her victims. The film explores transgenerational trauma, and the complexities of race, identity, and spirituality that exist within queer spaces. She will intentionally film within the Philly queer underground scene as a means of introducing new audiences to a world that is rarely seen or represented accurately. She also plans to employ a “dream crew” of artists who identify with the story she is bringing to the screen. The film will further the mission of Audre’s Revenge Film (named for Audre Lorde), a collective of cinephiles who want to create genre-specific film with a diverse narrative and highlight women of color, queer and trans individuals who have a hard time finding themselves represented in film - namely horror and science fiction.

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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 08/01
Upcoming events
10/167:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Changemakers Cabaret

The Changemakers Cabaret returns after almost ten years to celebrate the artists, cultural producers and community partners who have been part of Leeway’s journey.

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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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