The Leeway Foundation has announced their 2017 Art and Change Grant winners on May 11th, 2017 via a press release.
The Leeway Foundation awarded $47,000 total in grants to 22 local women and trans artists and cultural producers who have financial need, whose projects impact a larger social group, and who reside in the Delaware Valley.
The following 22 artists were awarded grants (in alphabetical order):
@Pormisjoyas of West Philadelphia, Folk Art
Alex Barrett and Kris Moore of University City, Literary and Visual Arts
Amber Emory of West Philadelphia, Performance and Literary Arts
Ana Guissel Palma of West Kensington, Crafts & Textiles and Visual Arts
Carman Spoto of Downingtown, Media Arts
Carolyn L. Payne of Chester, Multidisciplinary
Cassendre Xavier of University City, Multidisciplinary
Davy Knittle and Mel Bentley of Cedar Park and Allegheny West, Literary Arts and Crafts & Textiles
JBK of North Philadelphia, Visual Arts and Folk Art
Kara Crombie of East Kensington, Music and Performance
Kayleb Rae Candrilli of Point Breeze, Literary Arts and Performance
Leah Stein of South Philadelphia, Performance and Music
Li Sumpter of Walnut Hill, Multidisciplinary
Meg Lemieur and Bri Barton of Fishtown / Port Richmond and Norris Square, Visual Arts and Performance
Nkechi of Germantown, Multidisciplinary
Priscilla Anacakuyani of Grays Ferry, Visual Arts and Performance
Stephanie Amma of East Mount Airy, Folk Art and Music
Stephanie Yuhas of West End, Media Arts and Performance
Susan Lankin-Watts of Ardmore, Music
Art and Change Grants are awarded twice a year.
The Spring 2017 review panel consisted of Amanda Morales Pratt, vocalist and pianist Dena Underwood (ACG ‘16), and social research activist artist Julie Rainbow (LTA ‘16, ACG ‘14).
Check out the full press release here!
Originally posted to OUTWORD.Today on 5/11/2017