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February 1 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm

Support Women Artists Now Day is an annual international grassroots celebration of women artists that takes place during March and April.  If you are organizing an event featuring women artists during those months, please feel free to post them on our Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Calendar.

This Joyous, Chaotic Place: He Waiata Tangi-ā-Tahu

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - April 14 @ 4:00 pm

‘This Joyous, Chaotic Place: He Waiata Tangi-ā-Tahu’ is a multi-media project to celebrate poet and lesbian activist Heather McPherson (1942-2017) and her peers in the Aotearoa New Zealand’s women’s art and literature movement of the 1970s and 1980s. It is a #suffrage125 project, funded by Creative New Zealand and includes an exhibition, a collection of Heather’s ‘garden poems’ and a shopfront cinema showing 70s and 80s short films and raw footage.  

Women and the Movies They Make

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Women and the Movies They Make Curated by Shilyh Warren When women’s liberation swept the nation in the early 1970s, women began making more films than ever before. Women Make Movies was there to train, support and distribute feminist films, and they continue to do so today. As The Women’s March, #metoo, #TimesUp and #blacklivesmatter generate new waves of feminist activism, we look back at the ways women have used their creativity and passion behind the camera. In this program,…

Breaking Through The Clouds: The First Women’s National Air Derby

March 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The award-winning documentary Breaking Through the Clouds, which is about 20 female pilots who race across America in 1929, will be showing at the very spot where the race began in Santa Monica, California. Producer/director Heather Taylor will be there to answer questions and talk with those in attendance. There will be two screenings. One at 2pm and one at 5pm at the Museum of Flying at the Santa Monica Airport.

SWAN Day Houston 2018

SWAN Day Houston 2018

March 31 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

We are celebrating the female creative on Saturday,  March 31st from 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Our artist in residence will be Ted Ellis. Our filmmaker,  Producer,  Director powerhouse,  Michelle Mower will be sharing her views on the industry.  Author,  ReShonda Tate Billingsley will also sharing her writer's lore. The Bay Area Houston Ballet and Theater will perform one of their ballets from this season. Did I mention we are also screening film trailers from our dynamic Texan talent,  including, …

ACT Human Rights Film Festival

April 5 - April 14

Colorado State University's Department of Communication Studies hosts the 3rd annual ACT Human Rights Film Festival in Fort Collins, Colorado, from April 5-14. ACT curates a never-before seen collection of the world's most daring, relevant, compelling, and beautiful films that explore and reveal issues impacting the human experience, from climate change and democracy in crisis to the fight for LGBTQ rights and building a life from the ruins of war. Film directors and guests appear following screening for Q&A sessions…

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