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.
Board of Directors:
Linda Wilson – nwmf.info at gmail.com
Kim Kruger Blackhorse – horsetcher at gmail.com
Leslie Judd – lesliedjudd at gmail.com
Mary Spillane – msmarz at aol.com
Board Members Emeritus
Board Member – Ruth Rowan
Mailing and contact information:
125 W. South St. #1427
Indianapolis, IN 46206
nwmf.info at gmail.com
In 1974, the first National Women’s Music Festival was held on the campus of the University of Illinois at Champaign–Urbana in response to the underrepresentation of women in the music industry and with the possibility of building an alternative culture. The National Women’s Music Festival became an annual event and continued in Champaign–Urbana for the next six years. In 1982, the festival was officially incorporated as a not-for-profit organization called Women In the Arts/National Women’s Music Festival Inc. and moved to the Indiana University campus in Bloomington, Ind. The Festival was also held at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and Illinois State University in Normal, Ill., before finding a new home in the Madison, Wis., area in 2008. Over the years, the organization has expanded its scope to include other events such as dances, women’s film festivals, and other events promoting women’s music, art and culture. The organization changed its name to Women In the Arts Inc. in 1995 to represent the broader base of activities the organization produces.
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.
- $60.00 Family/Household
- $40.00 Individual
- $20.00 Student