upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

Nimisha Ladva

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2015 Art and Change Grant – $2,500

Nimisha will write and perform When Sita’s Daughters Crossed the Line, a one-act play in five monologues. The play tells the story of how an immigrant woman of Indian descent transforms the limits of her cultural traditions to discover the freedom to be her authentic self. Nimisha’s play combines her own experience growing up in an immigrant family and the retelling of the Ramayana, a classic Indian epic. She intends to use the play to bring awareness to the struggles of undocumented immigrants, and to add a feminist perspective to the role of women in India and the diaspora. When Sita’s Daughters Crossed the Line will be presented as part of the 15th Annual First Person Arts Festival in 2016 and will include a post-performance artist talkback. 


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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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