upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

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.”


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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
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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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