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Leeway Foundation Announces August 2014 Art and Change Grantees

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):

  • Amanda Nardone, Crafts & Textiles/Visual Arts, North Philadelphia
  • Amy Lyn Brand, Visual Arts, Pennsburg
  • Andrea Walls, Literary Arts/Media Arts, Fairview, Camden County
  • Bernadene Davis, Literary Arts/Performance, Southwest Philadelphia
  • Catzie Vilayphonh, Performance/Music, South Philadelphia
  • Denise Allen, Visual Arts, Jenkintown
  • Donna Backues, Visual Arts/Performance, South Philadelphia
  • Donna Oblongata, Performance, West Philadelphia
  • Frances McElroy, Media Arts, Narberth
  • G Ragovin, Media Arts/Literary Arts, Cedar Park
  • Heidi Barr, Visual Arts/Crafts & Textiles, Roxborough
  • Jasmine Rivera, Media Arts, Point Breeze
  • Jennifer Bennett, Media Arts, West Philadelphia
  • Jennifer Yee, Literary Arts/Media Arts, Narberth
  • Jingchao Ma, Media Arts, University City
  • Lenora Early, Media Arts/Literary Arts, South Philadelphia
  • M. Asli Dukan, Visual Arts, Southwest Philadelphia
  • Maggie Eighteen, Literary Arts, West Philadelphia
  • Mai Schwartz, Literary Arts, West Philadelphia
  • Mari Morales-Williams, Multi-Disciplinary, West Philadelphia
  • Maria Maneos, Visual Arts, Montgomery Township
  • Maria Möller, Multi-Disciplinary, East Passyunk
  • Monnette Sudler, Music/Performance, Germantown
  • Pheralyn Dove, Performance, Overbrook
  • Qui Dorian, Folk Arts/Media Arts, Southwest Philadelphia
  • Robin Markle, Media Arts, Cedar Park
  • Sandra Andino, Visual Arts/Media Arts, North Philadelphia
  • Toni Shapiro-Phim, Visual Arts, Merion Station
  • Trapeta B. Mayson, Literary Arts/Folks Arts, Germantown
  • Valerie V. Gay, Visual Arts/Crafts & Textiles, Southwest Philadelphia
  • Yared Portillo, Music/Folk Arts, Swarthmore

 

>>Download the list of projects awarded<<

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.

>>Download panelist bios<<

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 info@leeway.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 dbeek@leeway.org.

*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.

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