upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

Stefani Threet

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2006 Art and Change Grant – $2,500

  • Neighborhood: West Philadelphia
  • Change Partner: University City Arts League
  • Discipline: Crafts and Textiles

Stefani will create a series reflecting the lives of 25 African American women and their relationships with African American men, focusing on relationships with their fathers. Through taped interviews with these women, Stefani will create imagery for a series of ceramic platters that will graphically depict their stories as well as her own. Embellishing the platters with imagery and text from the interviews, the 25 platters she creates will depict each of the 25 women. Stefani wants the act of sharing these stories to serve as tool for healing for both African American women and men. This work will be shared in an exhibition in West Philadelphia, creating a space for women to discuss their relationships with men.


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
09/232:00 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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