Leeway Foundation grants Transformation Awards to women and trans artists

Leeway Foundation grants Transformation Awards to women and trans artists

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An organization dedicated to supporting local women and trans artists gave away $150,000 in grants.

The Leeway Foundation presented 10 artists and cultural producers who have worked at least five years to further social change in Philadelphia.

These 10 grants were given to individuals who promote artistic expression and are committed to art and social justice.

Recipients use visual, literary and performance arts.

The recipients are: Ana Guissel Palma, of West Kensington; Catherine Pancake, Eva Wo, Kai Davis, Nehad Khader and Sheena Sood, of West Philadelphia; Cynthia Dewi Oka, of Collingswood, N.J.; Dinita “Princess Di” Clark, of Mantua, N.J.; Erika Guadalupe Nunez, of South Philadelphia; and Tawanda Jones, of Parkside, N.J.

Pancake is an out visual and sound artist whose work has been featured in the Museum of Modern Art and critiqued in international art publications including Artforum.

The city artist is also an educator at Temple University. Pancake has also previously received the Leeway Art & Social Change Award and the Window of Opportunity Award.

Leeway Foundation also gives the Art and Change grant away two times a year. These are project-based grants of up to $2,500 that are awarded to women and trans artists in Philadelphia.

The next Leeway Transformation Award deadline is May 15. The 2018 Art and Change Grant deadlines are March 1 and Aug. 1. Both applications are available at www.leeway.org.

For more information, call 215-545-4078 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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