Click the button to Contribute to Women in the Arts Online via DonorBox
Or send a check to:
Women in the Arts, Inc.
PO Box 5211
Evanston, IL 60204
Become a Member of Women in the Arts/National Women’s Music Festival
Become a Friend and Supporter of Women In the Arts Today!
There are several ways to contribute to Women In the Arts. You can make a one-time donation, either in your own name or in honor of someone whose gifts to the arts should be remembered. You can also participate in regular planned giving. With a monthly pledge of at least $10 automatically charged to your credit card, you’ll have a major impact on WIA’s work to produce and sponsor programs that promote the visual, performing and fine arts. When you join the WIA, you’re helping move us all closer to a time when women’s art is respected and appreciated for the real contribution to society that it is. Please help us keep this mission alive.
Women In the Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
whose purpose is to produce and sponsor programs that promote and affirm the creative talents and technical skills of women in the visual, performing, and fine arts. The primary vehicle to meet this purpose is the production of the National Women’s Music Festival. In producing this and other arts programs, WIA strives to facilitate the growth, knowledge, and empowerment of women in the other varied aspects of their lives.
In all programs, WIA:
- strives to reflect the diversity and multicultural reality of the women’s community in regard to race, age, physical ability, and sexual orientation.
- actively reaches out to reflect this diversity in its workers, participants, performers and presenters.
The primary vehicle to meet this purpose is the production of the annual National Women’s Music Festival, otherwise known as NWMF. In producing this and other arts programs, WIA strives to facilitate the growth, knowledge, and empowerment of women in the other varied aspects of their lives.
The 2023 National Women’s Music Festival will be held indoors at the Marriott Madison West Hotel and Conference Center Middleton, WI. (Just outside of Madison) The Festival is a four-day musical and cultural extravaganza that incorporates all facets of women’s lives. It’s a jam-packed long weekend where choices for things to do range from workshops, concerts, comedy, theatre presentations, a marketplace, newly released films and videos, a live auction, and much, much more! Most Festival attendees are women, although men can and do attend. Attendees come from all walks of life and cultures, cutting across ethnic, racial, sexual, age, and ability boundaries. Likewise, festival programming reflects many points of view; a diversity of ideas and topics are explored and discussed in a safe environment. Festival is an environment in which philosophies and politics are open for discussion, not mandated or judged. Services available include a wide range of accessibility services with almost all concerts interpreted for the deaf.
Past performers include such performers as Tracy Chapman, Holly Near, Cris Williamson, Kate Clinton, Karen Williams, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Linda Tillery, Betty, Jamie Anderson, The Dance Brigade, Melissa Ferrick, Sawagi Taiko, Ferron, Ellis, Ember Swift and Margie Adam to just mention a few. Featured Speakers have included Geraldine Ferraro, Rita Mae Brown, Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer, NPR reporter and writer Margot Adler, Katherine V. Forrest, artist Judy Chicago, Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders, Pat Califia, Betty DeGeneres, Anita Hill and Judy Goldsmith.
National Women’s Music Festival is produced by Women In the Arts, Inc. a 501-c-3 nonprofit corporation. The 2023 festival will be the 47th festival which was first produced in 1974 in Champaign, Illinois.