upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

Shayna Sheness Israel

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Shayna sheness israel
(1) by Davida Loca

2008 Art and Change Grant – $2,500

Shayna's Saturday Cipher program is a seven-month series of poetry, rap and performance classes aimed at cultivating teenage youth of color in an apprenticeship-like fashion. The program aims to teach youth to use art to question, problem-solve and express their voices in the public sphere. The classes will teach youth to chronicle their socio-historic lives and cultural past with the intent of fostering agency, authorship, and a perspective through which they can make sense of their current experiences. The series will culminate in the creation of a pro-peace music video featuring the participants. The students will also create a compellation of their work in audio and book form.


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
01/236:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Grant Info Session at Mt. Airy Arts Garage

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