Grant Programs for Women Artists in the Philadelphia Region

Posted by on March 25, 2005

[posted from RFP Bulletin]

Leeway Foundation Offers New Grant Programs for Women Artists in the Philadelphia Region
Deadline: Various

The Leeway Foundation (<a href=""></a>), which supports individual women artists, arts programs, and arts organizations in the Greater Philadelphia region, has announced the Leeway Transformation Award and the Art and ChangeGrant, two new funding programs designed to celebrate the power and vision of women artists creating change in the Philadelphia area.

Annual Transformation Awards of $15,000 will be presented to women artists in the five-county Philadelphia region (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia counties) whose art engages in change and has an impact on the artist herself or a larger group, audience, or community; represents artistic excellence; and demonstratescontinued growth and commitment. Women artists in the Philadelphia area who work for change are invited to apply.

The award is unrestricted and open to women working in any art form, traditionalor non-traditional. The application is a two-stage process: Stage 1 is open to all eligible women artists. After a review of applications, selected artists will receive invitations to apply to Stage 2.
(Deadline for Stage 1 is April 6, 2005.)

Art and Change Grants provide immediate, short-term grants of up to $2,500 to women artists in the Philadelphia region who need financial assistance to take advantage of opportunities for art and change. The artist’s opportunity for change must be supported by or be in collaboration with a Change Partner — a person, organization, or business that is providing the opportunity or is a part of the opportunity in some way. Eligible Change Partners include mentors, editors, galleries, community art spaces, theaters, nonprofit organizations, film studios, and clubs. (Art and Change Grant Deadlines: April 11, June 20, and October 31, 2005.)

The foundation’s grant programs seek to include artists and work that might otherwise be overlooked, including art by women of color, immigrant women, queer women, transgender women, poor and working-class women, and women who take risks with art form and content.

Visit the Leeway Foundation Web site for grantmaking guidelines and application forms.
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