Media Artist + Activist Residency

24 June 2024

Leeway Foundation

The Philadelphia-based Leeway Foundation supports women and trans artists and cultural producers working in communities at the intersection of art, culture, and social change. Through grantmaking and other programs, the foundation promotes artistic expression that amplifies the voices of those on the margins, promotes sustainable and healthy communities, and works in the service of movements for economic and social justice.

The foundation invites applications for the Media Artist + Activist Residency, which provides grants of $25,000 to women, trans, and gender-nonconforming media artists working in close collaboration with social justice/cultural organizations to document, reframe, and/or amplify the issues and campaigns addressed by the organization.

The residency aims to reveal and extend how artists and artistic processes can work within cultural and social justice organizations to achieve social change. Artists and organizations apply collaboratively with proposals for a project that embeds the artist in the organization’s work for one year. Five residencies will be awarded, with each residency providing a $15,000 grant to the artist and a $10,000 grant to the organization.

As a trans-affirming organization committed to gender self-determination, the foundation uses the term “trans” in its most inclusive sense, as an umbrella term encompassing transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, Two-Spirit people, and anyone whose gender identity or gender expression is nonconforming and/or different from their gender assigned at birth.

Media artists and collaborating organizations will apply collaboratively for one central project; however, each party will need to fill out respective sections of this application.

Eligible artist applicants include media artists who live in the Pennsylvania counties of Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia; are at least 18 years old; and identify as a woman, trans, and/or gender-nonconforming person. Eligible organizational applicants include social justice/cultural organizations with a 501(c)(3) status and/or fiscal sponsorship; located in the Pennsylvania counties of Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia; and working with an operating budget less than $1.5 million.

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  • Leeway Foundation
  • Amount: 25,000
  • Application deadline: 06/24/2024
  • Trans
  • Northern America
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