Sunday, April 21, 2013

Leeway Foundation: Leeway Transformation Award

Deadline: May 15, 2013 (RECEIVE) or (HAND DELIVERY)

Leeway Transformation Award
Leeway Foundation

Philadelphia, PA

The Leeway Foundation's grantmaking programs honor women and trans artists for their ability to create social change through their artistic and cultural work.

The Art and Change Grants and the Leeway Transformation Awards fund 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.

Leeway supports the natural intersection of art and social change. We understand that art is not born in a vacuum. Art is created within a context. Who we are, where we live, how we relate to our communities, and how we view the world influence what we create, how we create, and why we create art for social change.

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 up to 8 Transformation Awards in 2013. This is a two-stage application process. The Stage 1 application is due May 15. 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.

Stage 2: By invitation only.

Download Forms
Transformation Award Application & Guidelines (full)
Transformation Award Application & Guidelines (full, Spanish)
Transformation Award Guidelines (only)
Transformtion Award Application (only)
Transformation Award (only, fillable)
Transformation Award Collaborator Form
Transformation Award Collaborator Form (fillable)

Visit website for more details:

Leeway Foundation
The Philadelphia Building
1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832
Philadelphia, PA 19109