upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

Yolanda Wisher

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2018 Window of Opportunity Grant – $1,500

Yolanda Wisher has been offered a month-long residency in Woody Creek, Colorado, from October 1-31, by Aspen Words, a program of the Aspen Institute. During the residency, Yolanda will be working on two projects-in-progress — arranging a book of poetry tracing a genealogical quest for ancestors and living relatives, as well as compiling another book of poetics about that work, reflecting on her organizing with Poetry for the People Philly in 1999 and the Germantown Poetry Festival from 2006 to 2010. Yolanda aims for these works to become textbooks and blueprints that will aid her work as a poetry educator and as a teacher of teachers.


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
03/017:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FLOODGATE: First Friday Performance

Marcelline Mandeng is the selected 2018-2019 Leeway x Headlong Performance Artist-in-Residence.

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03/024:00 pm - 6:00 pm

FLOODGATE: Artist Presentation and Workshop

Marcelline Mandeng is the selected 2018-2019 Leeway x Headlong Performing Artist-in-Residence.

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