The Philadelphia-based Leeway Foundation supports artists involved in art for social change that positively affects and respectfully engages communities and audiences. Creating social change must be integral to the ideas, beliefs, and goals of funded artistic projects.
To that end, the foundation's Art and Change Grant provides project-based grants of up to $2,500 to women and trans artists in the Delaware Valley region to fund art for social change projects.
The program is open to individual artists and cultural producers working in any medium, including traditional and non-traditional, as well as multimedia and experimental forms. The grant may be used for any project-related expenses (e.g., documentation, artist stipends, or the purchase of equipment or materials).
Applicants must be a women or trans artist with an art for social change project or opportunity that impacts a larger group, audience, or community; have financial need and limited or no access to other financial resources; have a project supported by or in collaboration with a "change partner" (a person, organization, or business that is a part of the project in some way); and live in the Delaware Valley area (Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia counties).
See the Leeway Foundation website for a complete program description, application forms and instructions, and helpful hints for filling out the application.