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WomenArts is dedicated to increasing visibility and opportunities for diverse women artists in all art forms. We share news about trailblazing women artists and gender parity activists, and we promote the Support Women Artists Now/SWAN Day movement  through the WomenArts Blog and our Facebook page.

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SWAN Day Connecticut Rocks Online!

SWAN Day Connecticut, an annual music festival organized by Super SWAN Jennifer Hill, will take place on Saturday, April 17 at 3 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST. The free show will be streamed live on the SWAN Day CT Facebook page. Jennifer Hill has built a wonderful community of women artists who have come together through her 14 years of SWAN events.

Illustrated History of Women in Film & A Women’s Film Festival in Denver

“Hollywood: Her Story, An Illustrated History of Women and the Movies” sets out to document that women have been in the film business since the flickering early days of its existence. The lavishly illustrated book provides information on approximately 1200 women in film, starting with Alice Guy-Blaché in 1896.

Indigenous Girls Celebrate SWAN Day in Milwaukee

Indigenous girls in the innovative Daughters of Tradition program at Milwaukee’s HIR Wellness Institute celebrated their third SWAN Day this year by partnering with visual artist Valaria Tatera, a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Tatera’s work often explores self- identity and other Indigenous issues.

Martha Richards Reflects on SWAN Day 2021

Today is Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day 2021. In this tumultuous year, WomenArts President Martha Richards reflects on the power of women artists to create positive change. She is hopeful because she believes that women artists have the imagination to help the world recover.

Celebrate Support Women Artists Now Day 2021!

Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day is officially this Saturday, March 27, 2021. Learn about the online celebrations over the weekend from SWAN Day NY, the Ladies Quintessential Quintet, and SWAN Day Kenya, and an in-person event in Joshua Tree, CA – plus SWAN Day CT’s online event next month.

“Fishwives” & “Hello, This is Jane.” – Two Great Feminist Books!

Looking for some feminist fiction for SWAN Day? WomenArts has two recommendations – Sally Bellerose’s “Fishwives” and Judith Arcana’s “Hello, This is Jane.” Bellerose’s book is about feisty older lesbians. Arcana’s stories show what life was like for women before the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade.

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