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.
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 […]
Dear Friends, It is hard to believe that it is the 10th Anniversary of Support Women Artists Now Day already! What a fantastic decade it has been! I always love compiling the giant list of SWAN events below and learning more about everyone’s work. It is so clear that our movement for gender parity in […]
We are delighted to announce that Lydiah Dola won the $1,000 first prize in the SWAN Day Song Contest for her song SWAN Girls. Dola is a composer, singer, guitarist, and a social activist born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, who uses her voice and power for social and environmental change. Dola knows a lot […]
Are you looking for a New Year’s resolution that will help women artists and be a lot of fun? Would you be willing to see one film or play by a woman every week this year and Tweet about it? If so, be sure to check out the two inspiring initiatives described below, #52FilmsByWomen and […]
WomenArts is proud to announce that Michaela Goldhaber has joined the WomenArts staff as Associate Editor of the WomenArts Blog. As we previously announced, WomenArts is looking for new voices for the WomenArts Blog, and we will be publishing one guest blog per week from January through June 2017 as part of our celebration of the […]
I am happy to report that as part of my birthday celebration this year, I have decided to create a Support Women Artists Now Day Song Contest. I am making a gift of $1,500 to WomenArts today to create cash prizes for songs that celebrate the diversity and power of women’s creativity. [Update: Thanks to the generosity […]
When times are tough, how many times have you turned on some music or picked up a good book? And didn’t you feel better afterwards? We all know the healing power of the arts on an individual level. At WomenArts, we constantly see that healing power on a global level. We get letters from women […]
As part of our celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day this year, we want to feature new voices in the WomenArts Blog. We are looking for reporters who can help us cover more of the inspiring work that women artists are doing, the latest research on gender parity in […]
It is hard to believe, but March 25, 2017 will be the 10th Anniversary of Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day! We have big plans for SWAN Day 10, and we hope you will join in the fun. SWAN Day is a grassroots effort that is coordinated by WomenArts through our website. Everyone is invited […]
Although the mainstream media have been providing non-stop coverage of the Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump presidential campaigns, the arts have not been mentioned much. To fill this gap, WomenArts Executive Director Martha Richards compares the positions of the candidates on a few key issues that directly affect women artists. Equal Pay – Women working full-time […]
If you are registered to vote in San Francisco, please join with more than 70 local arts and homelessness organizations to support Proposition S, a measure that seeks to reclaim the city’s Hotel Tax Fund as a stable source of funding for the arts and low-income housing. When San Francisco’s Hotel Tax Fund was created in 1961, […]
The Democrats have asked for input about their party platform in preparation for their annual convention at the end of this month. The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture has created an online petition asking them to include the creation of more jobs for artists as a goal in their platform. I helped draft this […]
If you had a place of your own, what would it be? A Place of Her Own is a residency/workshop program where 15 women artists, mainly Asian-American, ages 25 – 72, have been creating art to find answers to that question. Their work will be exhibited from May 19 through June 30 at the Manilatown Heritage […]