Today the Leeway Foundation announces $75,655 in grants to 31 women and trans* artists and cultural producers living in the Philadelphia area, supporting their work to address a range of social change issues.
The Art and Change Grant provides project-based grants of up to $2,500 to women and trans artists and cultural producers who: propose a project that impact a larger group, audience or community; have financial need; and live in the Delaware Valley area. The grant supports artists working in a variety of disciplines including performance, crafts and textiles, and visual arts.
Out of over 90 applicants, the following 31 artists were awarded grants (In alphabetical order):
Art and Change Grants are distributed twice a year and evaluated by an independent peer review panel. The August 2014 review panel consisted of writer A. Naomi Jackson, curator and cultural producer Amy Sadao, and mediamaker Nijmie Dzurinko.
The August deadline was the second and final cycle for 2014. The next Art and Change Grant deadline is March 1, 2015.
Applications are made available on the Leeway website, and may also be obtained by calling 215.545.4078 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Potential applicants are encouraged to attend one of the many workshops and support sessions held throughout the year, or schedule an appointment with a foundation staff member for one-on-one support.
Press inquiries should be directed to Denise Beek at (215) 545-4078, ext. 14 or email@example.com.
*We use the term “trans” in its most inclusive sense, as an umbrella term encompassing transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, Two-Spirit people, and more generally, anyone whose gender identity or gender expression is nonconforming and/or different from their gender assigned at birth.