2020 Leeway Transformation Award




The Leeway Transformation Award (LTA) provides unrestricted annual awards of $15,000 to women and trans* artists and cultural producers living in greater Philadelphia who create art for social change and have done so for the past five years or more, demonstrating a long-term commitment to social change work.

The award is unrestricted (it is not project-based) and open to artists and cultural producers working in any medium, including traditional and nontraditional as well as multimedia and experimental forms.

We encourage you to apply if you are a woman, trans*, and/or gender nonconforming 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 greater Philadelphia: Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia County.

*Leeway is a trans-affirming organization committed to gender self-determination, and we use 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.


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