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Kiki Smith Explores Women’s Lives Through Their Clothing

In her beautiful new book, “Real Clothes, Real Lives: 200 Years of What Women Wore,” Kiki Smith asks us what we can learn about women’s lives by studying their clothes. Representing almost fifty years of Smith’s research and thought, the book features gorgeous photos of two centuries of women’s clothing.

Get Inspired by Funda Demirel, Turkish Artist and Activist!

Funda Demirel is an award-winning artist, educator, and activist who is training women and girls in traditional Turkish art forms. Her goals are to help them heal from the pain of domestic violence and gain economic independence by teaching them to preserve Turkey’s rich handicraft traditions.

SWAN Day Kenya Celebrates 16 Years!

The members of SWAN Day Kenya’s “Make It Happen” team have outdone themselves this year with a free all-day festival this Saturday, April 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mathare Youth Sports Association headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. Their 16th Annual SWAN event will feature over 100 singers, spoken word artists, dancers, crafts people, and more.

Celebrating Women Artists 2023

On Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 2 p.m. the Women in the Arts and Media Coalition will present a free screening of 3 short films written and directed by women. Following the screenings, Terry Lawler, the former Executive Director of NYWIFT, will lead a panel discussion with the directors Estelle Parsons and Annetta Marion in person and Dana Offenbach online.

Take the Parent Artist Advocacy League Survey!

The Parent Artist Advocacy League (PAAL) has just launched a multi-year survey about the challenges facing people in the performing arts and media who have children, dependent parents, or other care-giving responsibilities. Since there is not much research on this topic, please take the survey if you can.

Svane Family Foundation Commissions 100 Artists for Unique Exhibit/Auction

In response to the economic devastation of their local arts community during the pandemic, the Svane Family Foundation has commissioned a diverse group of 100 San Francisco Bay Area artists for $10,000 each for a unique arts exhibition/auction. WomenArts thanks them for this bold and welcome investment.

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