upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

Vera Nakonechny

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2011 Leeway Transformation Award – $15,000

Vera has been driven to learn as much about Ukrainian folk art since the first stitches she placed on fabric as a young girl. Over time, Vera grew to understand that mastering her art was not only her obligation as a craftsperson, but more importantly, she understood the responsibility she had to protect the ancient cultural heritage of her ancestors.  Due to many foreign campaigns of political and cultural destructions, countless true forms of Ukrainian folk arts have been lost or manipulated beyond recognition. Vera sees herself as a an artist-advocate, with a calling to find, protect, and advance these cultural treasures not only within her own Ukrainian American community, but outside of it as well—thus ensuring that these treasures will never be lost or forgotten.


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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