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: 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. All invited applicants from Stage 1 will receive an 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 will be announced to finalists only. All invitees will receive notification and announcement of final Awardees in December 2014.
Please note: when using the fillable applications, it is recommended that you use Adobe Acrobat Reader. If using a Macintosh computer, the application Preview will open instead--this program may not let you save your document--please test it!
Leeway Transformation Award Guidelines
Leeway Transformation Award Collaborator Online Form
Leeway Transformation Award Application (in Spanish)
*We use the term “trans” in its most inclusive sense, as an umbrella term encompassing transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, Two-Spirit people, and more generally, anyone whose gender identity or gender expression is nonconforming and/or different from their gender assigned at birth.
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