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.
Linda Wilson - nwmf.info at gmail.com
Ruth Rowan - rarrowan at cinci.rr.com
Leslie Judd - lesliejudd at gmail.com
Mary Spillane - msmarz at aol.com
Brenda Corbello - brenda_corbello at att.net
Jennifer Weber -jlwjd03 at sbcgloba.net
Kim Singleton - kim at kimsingleton.com
Marily Krump -mjk.mjk at charter.net
Suzanne Gray - smgray5 at yahoo. com
Women in the Arts, Inc.
125 W. South St. #1427
Indianapolis, IN 46206
In 1974, the first National Womens Music Festival was held on the campus of the University of Illinois at ChampaignUrbana in response to the underrepresentation of women in the music industry and with the possibility of building an alternative culture. The National Womens Music Festival became an annual event and continued in ChampaignUrbana for the next six years. In 1982, the festival was officially incorporated as a not-for-profit organization called Women In the Arts/National Womens 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, womens film festivals, and other events promoting womens 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.
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.
Student/Limited Income: $20.00
Founder Club: $100.00 USD - monthly
Leadership Circle: $50.00 USD - monthly
High Fidelity: $20.00 USD - monthly