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WomenArts is dedicated to increasing the visibility of women artists in all art forms. We share news about trailblazing women artists and gender parity activists all year long through the WomenArts Blog and our Facebook page.

During March and April, we will be collaborating  with the Statera Foundation to put the spotlight on women artists through Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day. Please note that the SWAN Calendar and other information about SWAN Day has moved to the SWAN Day section of the Statera Foundation website.

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Get Ready for Support Women Artists Now Day 2020!

Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day 2020 is coming next month! People all over the world are creating events celebrating women artists and posting them on the official SWAN Calendar.  We hope that you will join the fun too! Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day is an annual international celebration of women’s creativity and gender parity […]

Bay Area Women’s Theatre Festival Launches March 2

WomenArts is a proud supporter of the Bay Area Women’s Theatre Festival,  a thrilling collaboration of 40 of the best theatre companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. A producing team of 20 “instigators” headed by Michaela Goldhaber (Lead Instigator) and Susan Shay (Festival Producer) has been working for the past year to organize this ambitious festival which will […]

Martha Richards Talks About Her Mom & Music in A Special Birthday Video

A Special Note from Martha Richards, Executive Director of WomenArts – Since I am turning 70 this week, I have been thinking a lot about the values and people that have shaped my life over the past seven decades. A central part of my journey has been the deep connection I feel between my feminism […]

Still Not Even: Valerie Weak’s Latest Gender Parity Study

WomenArts has just released Valerie Weak’s latest report, STILL NOT EVEN:  A Gender Analysis of 600 San Francisco/Bay Area Theatrical Productions 2014-2018 from The Counting Actors Project.  Weak’s findings are summarized in the infographic below.  You can read the full report and download a full-page version of this infographic at:  WomenArts.org/still-not-even Valerie Weak has been diligently counting the gender of actors, directors […]

Revolutionary Love: Elizabeth Vega & the Tornillo Occupation

Special Guest Blog by Amelia Parenteau. Elizabeth Vega is an “artivist” – an artist and activist who understands that art is its own form of powerful resistance. She has dedicated her life to harnessing that power and teaching others how to do the same. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, she works constantly on projects that combine […]

WomenArts Writes to Santa

Dear Santa, First of all, thanks so much for all that you do for the world.  It is wonderful to have an international leader who is such an inspiring symbol of kindness and generosity. I know that this is your busy season, but I wanted to put in a couple of special requests for women […]

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