upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2018

Sheena Sood

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2017 Leeway Transformation Award – $15,000

Sheena Sood is a femme yogini, holistic healer, writer, educator, and activist scholar of South Asian descent, living in West Philadelphia. As an artist, Sheena uses yoga, yogic philosophy, sound healing and Ayurvedic therapy to preserve and share healing practices in accessible ways, namely with marginalized communities. She offers these holistic practices through a critical healing justice framework by grounding them in principles of decolonization, anti-oppression and intersectional social justice. Central to Sheena’s practice is the recognition that oppression, as a form of trauma, inflicts harm on marginalized communities; core to her solution is radical healing—a process that builds people's capacity to work for justice by strengthening their sense of resilience and well-being. As a sociologist, engaged activist and healer who believes in transformative change, Sheena curates yoga and healing offerings that preserve and connect our local movements in Philadelphia to a praxis of collective care.

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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
04/241:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Grant Info Session at Historic Germantown

Are you thinking about applying for the Art and Change Grant or the Leeway Transformation Award but not sure of how to go about it? Join us for one of these information sessions to learn how to prepare your application for the 2018 grants. 

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Are you thinking about applying for the Art and Change Grant or the Leeway Transformation Award but not sure of how to go about it? Join us on Facebook LIVE and get your questions answered.​

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