upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

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.


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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