upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

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
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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