Videos From Support Women Artists Now Celebrations
There have been over 900 SWAN Day events in 23 countries in the first five years! Please visit the links below to see videos from some of these events.
SWAN Day 2008 Kenya (2 minutes)
Sophie Dowllar has organized SWAN Day events every year in Nairobi since 2008. We were thrilled that they used our free downloadable SWAN Day logos to make t-shirts and posters. This video clip is the musical introduction to a longer piece documenting SWAN Day 2008 Kenya: Watch the video.. You can also read an interview with Sophie Dowllar from March 2010.
SWAN Day 2008 – Sandra Oh Interview (2 minutes)
Sandra Oh, star of the hit television show, Grey’s Anatomy, and the movie, Sideways, talks about why she is inspired by the musician Bjork. This video introduced our Folkmanis swan puppet who has participated in many other SWAN Day videos and events. Watch the video.
SWAN Day 2009 at Lincoln Center (30 seconds)
NBC News 4 New York covered the SWAN Day panel discussion featuring Broadway designers and directors that we did in collaboration with the League of Professional Theatre Women.
Watch the video.
Isabel Allende – San Francisco Women’s Film Festival 2009
Isabel Allende did a special SWAN Day video as part of the San Francisco Women’s Film Festival 2009. She talks about her education and the women who have inspired her and helped her succeed. She encourages all women artists to “be connected” with each other. Watch the video.
SWAN Day 2010 Washington, DC (7 minutes)
Catherine Aselford organized 29 events in 5 venues for the SWAN Day 2010 festival in Washington, DC. The video shows that she used our free downloadable logos, flyers, and other publicity materials. This was her third SWAN Day event: Watch the Video.
SWAN Day 2010 Connecticut (2 minutes)
Jennifer Hill has organized a festival of women-led rock bands for each SWAN Day. Hells Bells Productions is now making a documentary about Jennifer and SWAN Day CT. Here is a teaser for the film: Watch the video.
SWAN Day 2010 – Famke Janssen Interview (5 minutes)
Famke Janssen, best known as a star of the X-Men movies, did this special video interview with us to talk share her thoughts about the challenges of being a woman artist, the inspiring work of Louise Bourgeois, and the importance of SWAN Day. Watch the video.
SWAN Day 2010 New York
WomenArts, the League of Professional Theatre Women, and New Shoe Theatre Group collaborated on a special SWAN Day play reading and panel discussion at Cherry Lane Theatre about the need for more government arts funding.
Executive Director Martha Richards moderated a lively panel discussion with leading feminist arts activists – Elizabeth A. Sackler, founder of the Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum; Carol Jenkins, founding president of the Women’s Media Center; and Arlene Goldbard, a strong advocate for “a new WPA.” You can read Martha Richards’ comments about “Recognizing Artists as Workers” and watch or read Arlene Goldbard’s presentation or download the script of the play that was read at this event. You can also see additional information about the WPA that we compiled as part of our SWAN Day 2010 Celebration of Women Artists of the WPA.