upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

Nancy Lewis Shell

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2015 Leeway Transformation Award – $15,000

Nancy, an incest, rape, and domestic abuse survivor with a physical disability, celebrates still being alive through her art. Nancy’s work centers on the quest for freedom and equality and also captures sweet, brief, and pivotal moments in time. She works in a variety of disciplines and mediums including painting, photography, quilting, and written and spoken word. While striving to be an artist, Nancy has to assume many roles: as daughter of a disabled mom, mother of a disabled child, wife of an abusive husband, friend, teacher, and mentor. In all of these roles, Nancy has had to fight injustice against her gender and multiple identities because she believes that “art is a sacred quest to give voice to that scream that has no sound.”


Leeway grant?

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
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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