upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

Nora Hiriart Litz

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2009 Art and Change Grant – $2,500

Nora created El Viaje de los Niños (The Journey of the Children), a project that tells the stories of Mexican immigrant children who have crossed the border to come to Philadelphia. The project involved the participation of Mexican immigrant children residing in South Philadelphia. Through visual art sessions, the children created artwork that identified the emotional distress and effects of immigration on their lives and identities. The children created large-scale 10” x 9” X 42” dioramas that illustrate their journeys to Philadelphia. The dioramas include images of their communities in Mexico and the perils of their crossing. Their voices were recorded as each one chronicled his/her journey. These narrations can be heard in English and Spanish while one is viewing the diorama, thus making our experience of the work all the more profound. Nora’s main goal was, and continues to be, to help these children find their voice through art so that they can begin to express where it hurts and find a way to heal their wounds. 


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
06/246:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Leeway x Icebox Residency: Lineages and Routes Artist Talk

A conversation on process and study with diasporic artists Marie Alarcón (WOO '18, ACG '09), Petra Floyd, Naya, Wit López (ACG '18), and Jennifer Turnbull (ACG '09) of SWARM. 

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06/297:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Leeway x Icebox Residency: No/New Rites Culminating Performance

An evening of new performances by Marie Alarcón in collaboration with SWARM, Petra Floyd, Wit López, and Naya

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