upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

Syd Carpenter

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(1) by Lorelei Narvaja

2012 Art and Change Grant – $2,500

Syd’s project focuses on African American farms and gardens. When considering gardening and farming in America, few images of African Americans come to mind despite the fact that in the early part of the 20th century there were more than 1,000,000 farms operated by African Americans, most located in southern states. That number has been reduced to less than 40,000 today.  Syd will create a series of emblematic ceramic farms and gardens locating them in the landscape on the campus of Swarthmore College.


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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