Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Leeway Foundation Transformation Award

April 10, 2007: Stage 1
August 18, 2007: Stage 2 (by invitation only)

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The Transformation Award provides unrestricted annual awards of $15,000 to women and trans artists living in the Delaware Valley region who create art for social change and have done so for the past five years or more, demonstrating a long-term commitment to social change work.

The Award is unrestricted (it is not project-based) and open to women and trans people working in any art form, traditional or non-traditional.

We encourage you to apply if you are a woman or trans artist who:

Creates art for social change that impacts a larger group, audience, or community.
Has been creating art for social change for the past five years or more, demonstrating a long-term commitment to this work.
Has financial need and limited or no access to other financial resources.
Has lived for the past two or more years in the Delaware Valley region: Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia County.

The Transformation Award application is a two-stage process.

Stage 1: Leeway will award at least 12 Transformation Awards in 2007. This is a two-stage application process. The Stage 1 application is due April 9, 2007. Stage 1 is open to all eligible applicants. A panel of community-based artists will review applications and make decisions to invite applicants to submit work samples for Stage 2 by mid-July 2007.

Stage 2: By invitation only. All invited applicants from Stage 1 will receive a $150 application stipend to help cover the costs of preparing work samples. In addition to the stipend, we will offer each applicant support through in-person meetings and application feedback, as needed. The Stage 2 deadline for invited applicants is August 20, 2007. All invitees will receive notification and announcement of final Awardees in December 2007.

*Please note, all Leeway Grants and Awards are selected by a peer review panel. The decisions made by these panels are final; they cannot be overturned by Leeway staff or Board.

Mail or Hand-deliver Applications
All completed applications must be received by 5pm on the deadline date noted above. These are not postmark deadlines.

Leeway Foundation

Leeway Foundation
The Philadelphia Building
1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832
Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
(215) 545-4078 ext. 14
(215) 545-4021 fax

Applicant Support Sessions

Please stop by any of our Applicant Support Sessions to get help or feedback on your application. Please call Leeway for further information; do not call the sites of the Applicant Support Sessions.

Sessions are on the following Mondays, from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm:
• February 5 - Taller Puertorriqueño, Education Building, 2557 N. 5th Street
• March 12 - Philadelphia Folklore Project, 735 S. 50th Street
• May 21 - Robin's Bookstore, 108 S. 13th Street
• September 24 - TBA