upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

Sarah Alderman

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Sarah alderman
(1) by Kelly Giarrocco Photography

2015 Art and Change Grant – $2,500

Sarah’s project, BYPASSED, is an interactive web documentary told through the stories of communities marginalized because of their race and class in Coatesville, PA. As a fourth generation Coatesville native, Sarah is aware of both the struggle and the vibrancy of this city, and how the latter tends to get lost in popular media. BYPASSED will give the residents a forum where their stories may transcend the town's stigma, which has been built and reinforced by the local media. This project will incorporate sonic IDs (60-second portraits, sound collages, and stories), film, and photography and will blend community-generated content with Sarah’s own work. She hopes this will establish pride in her city and build bridges across communities in Coatesville.

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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
Upcoming events
09/232:00 pm - 3:00 pm

I’m Afraid Of Men Book Reading and Q&A

Vivek Shraya will read and answer questions about her new book, I’m Afraid of Men, co-presented by Asian Arts Initiative, Leeway Foundation, City of Philadelphia Office of Immigrant Affairs, and City of Philadelphia Office of LGBTQ Affairs.

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10/0510:45 am - 12:00 pm

RELEASE: Art in the Context of Gender Justice & Mass Incarceration

Leeway will facilitate an interactive workshop and panel discussion on gender justice and the role that art has in decarceration activism as a part of Philadelphia FIGHT's Beyond The Walls Prison Reform Summit.

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