upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

Yinka Orafidiya

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2018 Window of Opportunity Grant – $1,405

Yinka will exhibit her most recent body of work, Freedom Cups, during the 2018 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. The conference, which runs March 14-17, 2018, will attract an estimated 5,000 ceramic artists, collectors, and curators from around the world.  Entitled FUNK: American Dada, the exhibition will be held at the Manchester Craftmen's Guild in Pittsburgh, PA. She will debut Freedom Cups, her most recent body of work featuring a series of ceramic cups imprinted with Underground Railroad codes. "My vision is to use these cups to incite conversations about the reverberations of slavery and current struggles for freedom. Participation in this exhibition serves as an extension of my social change practice, enabling me to seek community impact through public engagement of my artwork."

Yinka’s attendance at the conference in-person will allow her to make connections with artists and arts institutions in the Pittsburgh area, and seek opportunities for future partnerships and collaborations.


Leeway grant?

Art and Change Grant

The Art and Change Grant provides project-based grants of up to $2,500 to women and trans* artists and cultural producers in Greater Philadelphia to fund art for social change projects. [read more]

deadline 08/01
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Are you thinking about applying for the Art and Change Grant or the Leeway Transformation Award but not sure of how to go about it? Join us on Facebook LIVE and get your questions answered.​

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08/087:00 pm - 8:30 pm

12x12: LaTreice Branson

High-functioning fatigue. Pride in overworking and extending yourself. Getting the job done at all costs. It's the "exhaustion complex" in full force. Join artist and educator LaTreice Branson in this vivacious and personal exploration of the challenges of being an exhausted woman. Follow LaTreice's musical journey from exhaustion to relaxation and self-love, and then join in, re-setting your heart, mind, and body, with a joy-filled, interactive drumming finale.

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