upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

Tatiana Bacchus and Cymande Lewis

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2009 Art and Change Grant – $2,500

Tatiana and Cymande will produce Porches, a documentary that will examine the lives of some of Philadelphia’s greatest treasures, the elderly. Porches will capture the oral traditions and historical events of 5 African American women ages 95-105, who have lived in Philadelphia and witnessed the city’s highs and lows. Tatiana and Cymande will encourage future generations to value and appreciate the importance, wisdom, and life experiences of these remarkable women. This documentary will be used as an educational tool in the Philadelphia school system, challenging youth to reconnect to their elders and empower them to be more conscious of their heritage and community.

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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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