What is SWAN Day?

Statera Foundation is dedicated to increasing the visibility of women artists. And every March, we put the spotlight on women artists through Support Women Artists Now Day

Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day is an annual international celebration of women’s creativity and gender parity activism held on the last Saturday of March and celebrated throughout March and April. Join us for the Eleventh International SWAN Day on March 31, 2018.  No fees required.

 

Join Us for Support Women Artists Now Day! 

Be a part of SWAN Day by creating or participating in a local event or online activity that celebrates women artists!

The official date for the Eleventh International SWAN Day is Saturday, March 31, 2018, the last Saturday of March, but since many people will be celebrating religious holidays that weekend, please feel free to celebrate it any time during March or April that is convenient for you. The spirit of SWAN events is far more important than the exact dates.

There have been over 1,700 SWAN Day events in 36 countries in the first ten years of this new holiday. You are welcome to post events on our SWAN Calendar throughout the year.

 

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SWAN Day – Ways to Participate

SWAN Day is a grassroots effort that is being coordinated by Statera Foundation and WomenArts through our website. Everyone is invited to help us create this new holiday. No fees or application forms are required.

 

  • Organize Arts Events for SWAN Day –  There have been over 1,500 SWAN Day events in 36 countries in the past 9 years. Join the fun by organizing an event in your community! Remember to use the official SWAN Day Logo (above) in your publicity materials. 

Your event can be a performance, exhibit, rally, parade, workshop, or any other activity that draws attention to women artists or raises money for women artists in your community. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us.

  • Host a SWAN Day Party – Gather friends at your house to talk about ways that you might help the women artists in your community.  Invite local artists to speak at the party.  Screen films written and directed by women to show at your party. Ask everyone to contribute some amount of money and then make a group decision about which artist/s you want to support.
  • Introduce Students to Women Artists in the US & Elsewhere – If you are a teacher introduce your students to women artists. Don't know any women artists? Contact us! Perhaps we can organize an international pen-pal or exchange programs!
  • Donate to Your Favorite Women Artists – If you love seeing the work of a particular woman artist, send her a check on SWAN Day to help her make more art.
  • Start Wearing SWAN Shirts, Jewelry and Other Items –  Since the abbreviation of “Support Women Artists Now” is “SWAN,” you can show your support by wearing shirts, jewelry and other items featuring swans.  When anyone asks you, tell them you are wearing swans because you want to see more art reflecting women’s perspectives.  These casual conversations are a great way to make people more aware of the discrimination faced by women artists. We have SWAN shirts, hats, and mugs available in the SWAN Store at: www.cafepress.com/womenarts.