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Ife Nii Owoo receives 2022 Transformation Award

In December 2022, Leeway Foundation awarded me along with 12 artists with the Transformation Award, moving $180,000 to women, trans*, and gender nonconforming artists and cultural producers at the intersection of art and social change. the 2022 cohort of awardees consists of a vast array of artists and cultural producers implementing a variety of mediums and social change intents – musicians seeking justice for incarcerated folks, photographers documenting queer fat and disabled bodies with grace and humanity, media artists investigating immigrant and racial justice, visual artists and poets preserving and reimagining their cultural legacies across Black and/or Muslim American experiences, performers centering communal joy, and more. This year’s cohort challenges our perception of storytelling and asks, “How do we utilize art in imaginative and expansive ways to creative a vision and action for our collective future?”


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