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?

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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