The Leeway Foundation will hold a grant information session featuring Tatiana Bacchus, recipient of the Art and Change Grant in 2014 and 2009, and Leeway staff members from 7 PM — 8 PM at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown. The event aims to share best practices with interested artists and cultural producers regarding applications for the 2017 grants.
The session will focus on the Leeway Foundation’s two main grants: the Transformation Award, an annual $15,000 unrestricted (not project-based) grant for artists who have made art for social change for the past five years or more, and the Art and Change Grant, a $2,500 project-based grant to fund art for social change projects.
The deadline for Transformation Award applications is next month, 5/15/17. Art and Change Grant applications must be in by 8/1/17.
Applications for both grants are open to women and trans artists (including those identifying as transgender, transsexual, and/or genderqueer) living in the Delaware Valley region of Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, who engage in art and social change work and have financial need.
The Leeway Foundation defines art for social change as “art with a vision and impacts people in many ways. It can: raise consciousness; alter how we think about ourselves, our society, or our culture; create a vision of a more just world; be a tool or strategy for organizing and movement-building; reclaim traditional cultural practices as a form of resistance or community building; challenge racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ageism, ableism or other forms of oppression; and question mainstream culture and beliefs.”
The session is free and wheelchair accessible. Attendees are encouraged to arrive an hour early to view the exhibits at the Michener.
Please visit the Eventbrite for more information and to RSVP.
Originally published 4/11/2017