upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

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 03/01
Upcoming events
11/2410:00 pm - 11:00 pm

REEL Change Double Feature

Rounding out the final Saturday of features with a double header as part of Leeway's 25th Anniversary Film Festival.

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Looking Forward: The Future of Leeway Community Meeting

A collective visioning of what the next 25 years of supporting artists and cultural producers could look like in the name of equity and social change.

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