Berkshire Festival of Women in the Arts
|Country and Region||United States — Massachusetts|
|Type of Festival||Dance, Drama, Music|
|Location of Festival||Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA|
|Festival Contact Information|
Eugenie Sills, Founder and Publisher
The Annual Berkshire Festival of Women in the Arts is off to an exciting start with more than 60 events at 30 venues that will include film screenings, exhibitions, performances, talks and more throughout the Berkshires during the month of March. Presented by The Women’s Times, the festival will include diverse programming that ranges from historical to contemporary, traditional to radical, political to apolitical. Venues run the spectrum from the Berkshires’ most established cultural organizations to new and improvised locations. There are opportunities for festival goers to examine the role of women in the arts, celebrate the achievements of women artists or simply enjoy a diverse cross-section of artistic work.
|Festival Dates||January 21 - March 30, 2011|
Signature events 2009:
- The Eighth Annual International Women’s Day conference will be held on March 7th at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, with the theme: The Power of Women in the Arts. Featured speakers include Carol Gilligan, Karen Allen, Kristin Jones, Martha Richards and Susan Fisher Sterling, Executive Director of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. (The conference and festival are related, but separate entities.)
- The First Annual Festival awards, She’s Got Moxie! will be presented by The Women’s Times. The awards will recognize the individual contributions of selected honorees and celebrate the power of Berkshire women in the arts. A gala and presentation of awards will be held on March 13th at Founders’ Theatre at Shakespeare & Company.
- Note: The full schedule of events will be available on the festival’s web site.