In the wake of the deadly school shooting in Florida many parents are left wondering how to explain and address horrific acts violence to their children. Can theatre help communities reclaim public spaces such as museums, movie theaters, concert venues, and schools? Theatre Wallay says yes. On Common Ground is a devised theatre piece that explores […]
Four major American theaters have filled open Artistic Director positions with women theatre-makers this winter. Hopefully this is the beginning of a major leadership shift.
WomenArts is thrilled to announce that we will be partnering with Statera Foundation to coordinate Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day 2018.
We had so many great entries in our SWAN Day Song Contest and Photo Contest last year that we have decided to do them again!
There will be over 250 Women’s Marches this Saturday and Sunday to mark the anniversary of the protests of President Trump’s inauguration.
For 23 years WomenArts has been building a powerful global community of women who are using their creativity to work for peace and justice. Please join us!
WomenArts Executive Director Martha Richards discovers the joys of playing a ukulele and the ways that creativity can help us survive tough times.
WAM Theatre hosted the Berkshire Leadership Summit to help mid-career theatre women acquire the skills and confidence they need to get top leadership jobs.
Shellen Lubin, the indefatigable co-president of the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition organized a half-day summit in New York on November 30 to discuss strategies to increase the number of productions of contemporary and historical plays by women. She planned the summit in collaboration with WomenArts, the Dramatists Guild, and the National Theatre Conference. Lubin’s goal was to […]
The Women’s Voices Theater Festival in Washington, DC is inviting theatre artists around the world to organize free readings of unproduced plays by women playwrights on January 21, 2018 as part of the new celebration called International Women’s Voices Day. The Women’s Voices Theater Festival made history in 2015 by producing 52 world premieres of plays by […]
The fall is a great time to start planning for Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day 2018. To get inspired for your event next March, check out these winning photos from our SWAN Day 2017 Photo Contest.
Many women artists have wondered whether there were any laws they could use to fight the pervasive gender discrimination they have experienced. Study after study has shown that these women are not getting their fair share of opportunities. Why can’t they just bring a lawsuit to solve the problem? In 2011, film director Maria Giese began […]
The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture has just published Arts Became the Oxygen: An Artistic Response Guide. The free, downloadable, 74-page booklet is an excellent new resource for artists who are looking for creative ways to respond to current events. It is packed with lively descriptions of artists who are helping communities respond, recover, and rebuild […]
Guest Blog by Lou Fancher. Lara Downes is a critically-acclaimed American pianist who is creating a unique series of five-minute videos that feature women writers reading their work while Downes performs solo piano pieces by women composers. Her Just Like a Woman series was inspired by Downes’ collaborations with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. […]
Guest Blog by Laura Stradiotto. In a mining community about four hours north of Toronto, a group of Canadian women with lived experience in sex work and their allies have been involved in a multi-media, multi-disciplinary arts project. Project ArmHer aims to create a safe space where women can share their experiences about the stigmatization, […]