march, 2021

This is a repeating event

03mar7:00 pm9:00 pmAthena Project's newest initiative, Artists Sound Off, turns the volume up


Event Details

The Artists Sound Off Series empowers participants to identify, discuss, and champion existing barriers to success in various and multifaceted disciplines in the arts. This is a brave space to join with a community of peers, to be heard, to share ideas and frustrations, and to elevate one another on a shared journey towards gender and racial equity. International Women’s Day serves as the perfect overture to this bi-weekly evening series beginning March 9th. Athena Project will host these virtual discussions in a continuing effort to better understand and support women in the arts. 


“Factors such as implicit male bias, a cyclical lack of representation, and traditional stereotypical gender roles lead to the suppression of women artists in general.  Women artists of color face suppression from additional factors like institutional racism, affirmative action ‘box checking’, and the inaccessibility of arts education. We are excited to create space to host “town hall style” conversations to identify these barriers and create a plan of action to ensure that women artists can effectively advocate for themselves in the future.” — Angela Astle, Executive Producer and Founder of Athena Project.


The kick-off session will feature women that are leaders in their artistic institutions. We will invite them to speak frankly and honestly about their challenges and successes in the arts.  Their stories will serve to engage, educate, and create a plan of action. The Series will  showcase the following disciplines: 

  • Women Leaders of Institutions (03/09)
  • Photography, Videography and Graphic Design (03/23)
  • Playwriting, Writing, Poetry, and Spoken Word (04/06)
  • Fashion Design (04/20)
  • Acting, Directing, Dramaturgy, and Technical Design (05/04)
  • Comedy and Improv (05/18)
  • Music (06/01)
  • Visual Arts (06/16)
  • Dance and Choreography (06/29)


(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm