upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

Stephanie “Amma” Young

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(1) by Sandra Andino (2) by Gabriel Bienczycki, Zebra Visual

2010 Art and Change Grant – $2,500

Amma will create a series of quilts to commemorate the site of the first Presidential mansion of George Washington and the nine enslaved African Americans held on the grounds as servants. The quilts will be used as backdrops during dance performances by Amma and then will be used as teaching tools in workshops about the codes and symbols utilized by early African American quilters. Amma hopes to stimulate pride and passion about the tradition of quilting and impart upon her students the importance of creating stories as testaments of our lives, leaving fingerprints for future generations. The students will ultimately be charged with designing their own symbols to be used in future quilts.


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
10/167:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Changemakers Cabaret

The Changemakers Cabaret returns after almost ten years to celebrate the artists, cultural producers and community partners who have been part of Leeway’s journey.

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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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