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?

Art and Change Grant

The Art and Change Grant provides project-based grants of up to $2,500 to women and trans* artists and cultural producers in Greater Philadelphia to fund art for social change projects. [read more]

deadline 08/01
Upcoming events
11/01All Day

REEL Change: Leeway’s 25th Anniversary Film Festival

A moving collage of short films and feature-length work from Leeway community of artists over the years, featured during the month of November.

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11/083:00 pm - 5:00 pm

TransForming Inclusion Launch Event & Panel Discussion

A celebration of the launch of TransForming Inclusion, featuring a panel discussion with guide contributors and cultural organizers, followed by a reception.  

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