When Cerise Lim Jacobs, Executive Producer of White Snake Projects, read about the murder of George Floyd, she wanted to do more than make a statement of solidarity. She wanted to use the full power of her art to explore systemic racism. One year later, White Snake’s virtual opera about racism and prisons is opening.
Women composers are creating amazing, cutting-edge work these days, and one of the best places to learn about them is Composers Now. Composers Now was founded by Tania León, a powerhouse conductor and composer, whose works are performed around the world. Born in Havana, León is a champion of women composers and composers of color.
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.
“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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Recent research has shown that only five of New York City’s 150 statues of historic figures depict women, and many other cities are just as bad. WomenArts reports on three arts initiatives that address these sad statistics – She Built NYC, New Shokan Kitchen Island, and Boston Women’s History Heritage Trail.
Look What SHE Did! seeks to inspire women and girls by creating short films about remarkable women who have changed the world. In honor of Women’s History Month, they will be featuring stories of female resilience starting with a new film about labor leader Dolores Huerta,
Congratulations to the women of SWAN Day Kenya for their successful “Pre-SWAN” event on Saturday, February 6, 2021. The theme of their event was Creativity Takes Courage, and the courage of the women of SWAN Day Kenya is an inspiring example for us all as they find new ways to support each other.
I usually take time during my birthday week to reflect on the past year, but so much has happened in 2020 that I can’t sort it out with my usual logic, and I have been longing for better ways to access my intuition and other kinds of wisdom. Fortunately I have discovered Sarah Greenman’s beautiful new oracle cards.
The Women in the Arts and Media Coalition will honor Martha Richards, the Founder and President of WomenArts, with its 2020 Elsa Rael VintAge Award in an online ceremony on Saturday, November 14 from 12 noon- 2 p.m. Pacific Time (3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern Time). The award will celebrate Richards’ advocacy for women […]
Are you looking for an inspiring musical event that celebrates an African-American heroine of the civil rights movement? Do you like to sing? If so, check out the two Zoom Summer Singalongs featuring the music from Mary D. Watkins’ opera, Dark River: The Fannie Lou Hamer Story. The first will be hosted on Tuesday, July […]
WomenArts stands in solidarity with the many individuals and organizations calling for racial justice in these troubled times. Many women artists of color have been addressing racial issues through their art for decades, and we feel their voices are more important than ever now. Today we are sharing some wisdom from three of our favorite […]