A little background on the projection for this project stemmed from really just wanting to get talent in one room that wasn’t subjected to the competitive nature that’s so normally projected amongst women. It sucks that most of the time, we’re portrayed as each other’s competition and not each other’s supporters, and we really want to embrace that during the showcases we put on. We found that a fun, celebratory event called SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day commences at the end of March through the end of April; hence our interest in consistently hosting the event between that time frame. SWAN Day is an international holiday designed to showcase the power and diversity of women’s creativity. Learn more about international SWAN Day events here http://www.womenarts.org/.
We started doing SWAN day events here in Chicago in April of 2014, and have continued this annual event in hopes of bringing more awareness to women in the arts in our city…join us! In addition to our efforts of showcasing women in the arts, a percentage of the monies raised at each of our SWAN Day events goes toward an arts organization in the city of Chicago, to help keep the arts alive, especially in communities where programs are underfunded and non-existent.
View a cool write up on our very first event here!