upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

Raven Hollaway & Sonja Nosisa Noonan-Ngwane

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Raven holloway

2018 Art and Change Grant – $2,500

Woven Strands is a three-month workshop series that will teach participants to braid natural hair as a means of promoting knowledge of natural hair, empowering girls and women to investigate their identity and curating intentional community. Raven and Sonja believe that hair holds cultural, social, biological, and therefore artistic significance. From July through September, they will facilitate braiding and hair maintenance workshops, while teaching how hair functions as an act of economic liberation.  Raven, Sonja and the participants of Woven Strands will create hair art, textiles like mud cloth, self-portraiture and other mediums of expression and affirmation. The series will culminate in exhibition that showcases the power, strength and beauty in black women and girls through the natural hair movement.


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
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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