Creative Community Action > SWAN Days Allegany County NY

An annual event in the Western NY Wilds.
Celebrated locally 2014-2020 in partnership with The Belfast Organization for Artists to shine a light on our local Women Artists as a Creative resource; SWAN Day Allegany County NY has been held in honor of the many creative people working hard to keep the arts accessible to all members of our rural community.

Thank You so Much for All That You Do!

Our residents are participating in art activities at our local libraries and the Allegany Arts Association, The Wellsville Art Association, The Belfast Organization for Artists, The Tri-County Arts Council, The Wellsville Creative Arts Center, The Allegany Artisans, The Arts for Rural America, and other local creative groups and organizations. Although this special event was dedicated to Women Artists; our region is abundant with talented male artists who join them in this mission...There just isn't room to list/tag everyone here but, WE know who you are.

Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day is an annual international celebration of women’s creativity and gender parity activism, which was co-founded by Martha Richards of WomenArts and Jan Lisa Huttner of FF2 Media in 2008. WomenArts led SWAN Day from 2008 – 2018 and selected Statera Foundation to lead SWAN Day in 2019.
SWAN Day is a grassroots effort that was coordinated by Statera Foundation and WomenArts through the Statera Arts Website.

UPDATE 1.22.2022 ~ The SWAN movement—Support Women Artists Now—is evolving into a new phase in which SWAN Day is being rebranded as International SWANs® "The “Support Women Artists Now” movement has always been grassroots, intentionally so, from the very beginning. Becoming swans – beautiful, devoted, fierce, and strong – reminds women of the impact to be made though cultural consumption and personal engagement. iSWANs is all about women in audiences everywhere recognizing and using collective power."
NEWS PROVIDED BY FF2 Media December 10, 2021
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