Announcing the First International
Support Women Artists Now Day!
SWAN Day (Support Women Artists Now Day) is a new international holiday that celebrates women artists. It will be an annual event taking place on the last Saturday of Women’s History Month (March). The first SWAN Day will took place on Saturday, March 29, 2008.
As a symbol of international solidarity, there will be events all over the world featuring women artists on SWAN Day. The public will be encouraged to attend these events and to make donations to their favorite women artists.
By focusing attention on the work of women artists, SWAN Day will help people imagine what the world might be like if women’s art and perspectives were fully integrated into all of our lives. The long term goal of SWAN Day is to inspire communities around the world to find new ways to recognize and support women artists as a basic element of civic planning.
CURE organized an exhibition of PitchWise festival pictures and artworks, a lecture by one of the curators/artists with the focus on the engaged arts. The launching event took place at the Gallery Mak in Sarajevo. The events included exhibitions, installations, short films/film showing, DJaning workshops, performances, concerts, collaboration and networking, public discussion on cultural policies and more.