Athena Project is a professional group of artists dedicated to supporting and expanding women’s artistic contributions to the Denver stage and the wider community. Athena envisions a world where women’s voices are powerfully expressed and recognized for artistic merit in the community. Athena Project’s mission is to empower women and strengthen the Denver community through developing and showcasing women and girls’ artistic contributions while inviting new audiences into the creative process.
Girls Create, is our summer intensive where we highlight various art forms in a week long camp culminating in a final performance to be shared with friends, family, and the public. This program empowers girls to lead and effect change in themselves and others through creative learning. Rounding out our annual events are Pop Up music, dance, fashion and theatre performances around the city as well as Visual Art Shows.
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Athena Project is a not-for-profit organization with a 501 (c)(3) status with the Internal Revenue Code. The tax-exempt identification number, as registered with the U.S. Department of Treasury, is 47-4154570.
Angela Astle: aastle@AthenaProjectArts.org
June Nery: jnery@AthenaProjectArts.org
Status of Women in Theatre in the Rocky Mountain Region
Gender parity in the arts has become a hot button issue. Over the past several years multiple studies have been published examining the roles and participation of women in theatre across the United States. These studies by organizations such as the Dramatists Guild, the League of Professional Theatre Women, WomenArts, Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative, and Gender Parity Task Force – Chicago, document that women are greatly underrepresented as playwrights, directors, and managers in theatres across the country.
While there is data being collected on the status of women in theatre across the US there is no single survey examining the status of women in the Rocky Mountain Region (AZ, CO, ID, MN, NM, NV, UT, WY). As a nonprofit supporting and promoting female voices in the arts, Athena Project believes that it is important to look more closely at the status of women in theatre within our own Rocky Mountain Region. The data collected for this survey adds to the research already being done in small and vibrant theatre communities in medium and small-sized cities across the US.
Press Releases and News
Fashion in Action: Masks – In the news
Fashion Design students, faculty and staff at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD) are embracing their new e-classrooms by sewing their fabrics into face masks. Stitch by stitch, these artists are networking regularly in their virtual environment with peers,...
KGNU Interview- Athena Project Brings Plays in Progress Series to Aurora Fox June 1st and 2nd
Athena Project is a Denver nonprofit dedicated to empowering women and girls to embrace their place as leaders in the arts. Their annual Plays in Progress series is a weekend-long showcase dedicated to featuring the work of women playwrights from both the Denver area...