#OliveCares: The Leeway Foundation

#OliveCares is a segment on Olive Devices’ blog where we represent a charity or other start-ups.  This week’s non-profit is The Leeway Foundation which is  located here in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Their mission statement is awe-inspiring and is uniquely profound in its own way.  The Leeway Foundation supports women and trans artists and cultural producers working in communities at the intersection of art, culture, and social change.  They provide grants to artists that tackle various forms of art within the community.  They believe that art is crucial for self-expression and for community building and I could not agree more.  In my life I have changed career paths many times, however, my background is in the fine arts.  Art has helped me fight through various hardships and allowed me to progress in a positive manner.

I encourage each reader to click on the links provided above to learn more about this incredible organization.  If you are an artist this link provides the criteria needed in order to apply for future grants.  Being an artist has the reputation of living a life of full of endless hurdles.  Give yourself the opportunity to pursue your consequential projects and apply!!  This week for #OliveCares let us embrace our creativity and use our talents to encourage others. While creating inspiring pieces of work it is imperative that we characterize our individuality. <3

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Be BOLD and Create Beauty,

Yashira Rivera 

Yashira Rivera