upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

Tina Morton

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2006 Leeway Transformation Award – $15,000

Tina is a media activist deeply committed to facilitating members of community groups in telling their own stories. Her work is that of a video oral historian, documenting community struggles aurally and visually, who shares the perspectives of marginalized people, enabling them to be seen and heard in their own image and voice. Her own work started when she took classes at Scribe Video Center over a decade ago. Since then, she has completed a community history documentary entitled Severed Souls (2001), a 13-year personal journey to chronicle community memory of the execution of Corrine Sykes, a 20-year-old North Philadelphia resident wrongly executed for murder and the first African American woman to be legally executed in Pennsylvania and The Taking of South Central... Philadelphia (2005), a documentary focusing on problems of gentrification affecting many communities. Currently, Tina is working on Belly of the Basin, chronicling the people of New Orleans' voices, voices not drowned out by Katrina but by political red tape. Featuring people's stories of survival and struggle, the film shows the grassroots organizing work happening in response to Katrina devastation and will serve as a movement-building tool by bridging together the different types of organizing work happening across the South from New Orleans to Atlanta to Durham, North Carolina due to Katrina.


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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
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03/2712:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Understanding Taxes for Artists

Leeway is partnering with CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia and Vision Driven Artists for three sessions designed to help artists understand tax season!

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03/276:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Learn more about our grant programs and application process at this information session!

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