upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

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Leeway Foundation Announces Fall 2018 Art and Change Grantees

PHILADELPHIA – Today, the Leeway Foundation announced $36,800 in grants to 16 women and trans artists and cultural producers in Greater Philadelphia, supporting their work to address a range of social change issues.

Leeway’s Art and Change Grant provides project-based funds of up to $2,500 to women and trans artists and cultural producers who: propose a project that impacts a larger group, audience or community; have financial need; and live in the Greater Philadelphia region. The grant supports artists practicing a variety of disciplines including performance, crafts and textiles, and visual arts.

The Fall 2018 Art and Change grantees are (in alphabetical order):

Bonita Elaine Taylor of Chester, Crafts & Textiles, $2,500

Claudia Peregrina of Point Breeze, Crafts & Textiles, $2,500

Cybee Bloss of Southwest Philadelphia, Media Arts/Literary Arts, $2,500

Danny of Chester, Multidisciplinary, $2,500

Eliza Leighton of West Philadelphia, Visual Arts/Performance, $2,500

Eppchez! of Germantown, Crafts & Textiles/Visual Arts, $2,500

Here and Now Zines of West Philadelphia, Literary Arts, $2,500

LaTierra of Cedar Park, Multidisciplinary, $2,500

Marie Alarcón of Belmont, Media Arts/Performance, $2,500

Mariya Oneby of Overbrook, Literary Arts, $1,800

pep marie of Southwest Philadelphia, Crafts & Textiles/Literary Arts, $2,500

Sarah Muehlbauer of Germantown, Performance/Media Arts, $2,500

Shreshth Khilani of Cedar Park, Performance, $2,500

Ya Shoosh of North Philadelphia, Media Arts/Visual Arts, $2,500

Yolonda Johnson-Young of Carroll Park, Media Arts/Visual Arts, $2,500

Art and Change Grants are distributed twice a year and evaluated by an independent peer review panel.  The Fall 2018 review panel consisted of cultural organizer and facilitator Andrea Jácome, filmmaker and sound artist Catherine Pancake (LTA ‘17, WOO ‘17, ACG ‘16), and multidisciplinary artist Petra Floyd.

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 support sessions offered throughout the year, or schedule an appointment with a staff member for one-on-one support.

Press inquiries and photo requests 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.


The Leeway Foundation supports women and transgender artists and cultural producers working in communities at the intersection of art, culture, and social change. Through our grantmaking and other programs, we promote artistic expression that amplifies the voices of those on the margins, promotes sustainable and healthy communities, and works in the service of movements for economic and social justice. For more information about Leeway, its grant programs, grantees and events, visit www.leeway.org.


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