Our Programs

Current Projects

WomenArts Blog, Facebook Page, and Newsletters

Check out the WomenArts Blog, join our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, read our latest funding or general interest newsletters, and more. We have established the WomenArts News Room with live feeds from more than 30 feminist arts bloggers.

Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day

Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day is an annual international initiative designed to showcase the power and diversity of women’s creativity.  The program was run by WomenArts from 2008 – 2018, and it was run by StateraArts (with support from WomenArts) in 2019 and 2020.  You can find lots of articles about past SWAN events by searching the WomenArts Blog for posts created during March or April each year.

Go to SWAN Day>>

Funding Resources

The Funding Resources section of the site helps women artists get the fundraising information they need quickly and easily. There are carefully annotated lists of funding sources and other useful information. Please note: WomenArts does not make cash grants.

Go to Funding Resources Overview>>

Build Your Skills

Need help understanding the business end of the arts? Learn the basics of fundraising, publicity, fiscal sponsorships, and more.

Go to Build Your Skills Overview>>

Learn about Women’s Employment in the Arts

Get the facts about the discrimination against women in the arts.

Go to our Employment Page>>

WomenArts Store

Visit the WomenArts Store for t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, magnets, mugs & more!

Go Shopping>>

Past Projects

Harmony Project

With the help of a generous grant from Arts and Culture Program of the Nathan Cummings Foundation, WomenArts developed the Harmony Project during 2011. The goals of the project were to explore the factors that encourage and inhibit partnerships between women artists and women’s organizations, and to identify ways to build more partnerships between women artists and women’s organizations who share the same goals.

Read more>>

Women Artists During the Great Depression of the 1930’s

During the Great Depression of the 1930’s, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt created a jobs program in the U.S. called the Works Progress Administration (WPA) that employed over 40,000 artists. It was the largest arts employment program in the history of the U.S. Women played critical roles as administrators and artists.

To honor the 75th Anniversary of the WPA during 2010, WomenArts posted resource materials and a new play script that will help you learn more about the women who shaped this fascinating chapter of American history.

Go to WPA Overview>>

The WomenArts Network (Note: The WomenArts Network Is No Longer Available)

The WomenArts Network was an online directory designed to give Women artists more visibility by creating a convenient, centralized place to find them.  It contained profiles for more than 1,600 women artists that could be searched by name, keyword, geographic region or other criteria.  The program was online from 2003 until 2015.