Morning Brew: The Inequities of Gender in the Arts

Join AIGA Colorado for our virtual Morning Brew Series! It is more important than ever to stay connected so join us for a short 30 minute presentation from industry professionals regarding the topics of health, the future of design, or community.

Now the Good Stuff....

Join Angela Astle, Executive Producer and Founder of Colorado’s Athena Project as she discusses the current state of gender parity in the arts.

Athena Project is the Colorado nonprofit that celebrates and nurtures women’s artistic expression, working actively for equality of opportunity, recognition and pay based on artistic merit alone. Since 2012 Athena Project has successfully brought the work of women artists to a broader audience through innovative programming and partnerships. Explore the different factors that play into the cyclic nature of gender nonparity in the arts. Unlike many other disciplines, women are well represented in degrees of design, writing, theatre, visual arts and dance; yet once they leave educational institutions they don’t reach director level positions at the same rate as men. We are in a critical time in history as women are leaving the workforce at unprecedented rates. We have to act now to actively recruit and support women in reaching their professional goals.

  • Connections with other like-minded creatives
  • Women are under-represented in many creative sectors
  • Learn ways to seek out and support women artists in your community
  • Understanding and breaking the cycle of the lack of representation

Speaker Bio:

Angela Astle is the proud creator and Executive Producer of Athena Project, the Denver based nonprofit whose mission is to empower women through the arts. Founded in 2012, Athena Project produced an annual month-long arts festival featuring visual arts, theatre, music, and dance created by women for five years. The organization has grown to include summer art camps for girls in 6th-10th grade, the creation of programs to support artistic connection, and numerous invitations to provide programming for some of Denver’s most respected organizations such as TEDx Mile High, The Women’s Foundation, Denver Center for Performing Arts, Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, among others. Angela serves on the Leadership Team for Womxn’s March Denver and is a proud founding member of Rocky Mountain Artists’ Safety Alliance. She is the mom of a 6 year old boy and 10 year old girl.

  • Website: www.AthenaProjectArts.org
  • Email: aastle@athenaprojectarts.org
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AthenaProjectArts/
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/AthenaProjArts
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/athenaprojectarts/

For This Event:

We are asking for a suggested donation of $5.00 and will be donating 50% of the proceeds to our speakers and partners for Morning Brew. The remaining 50% will go to the AIGA Colorado Chapter to help with our overhead costs, future programming, and scholarships for students during this time.

This presentation will be recorded and sent to everyone who has registered in a recap email.

Videos and mics will be muted for all attendees throughout the call. If you have any questions, please add them in the Q & A in Zoom. We’ll stay on the call for about 10 minutes afterward to answer questions.

To keep the conversation going afterwards, please join our AIGA Colorado Slack Channel #morning-brew.

A few house rules:

Given the short time of these presentations, please make sure your camera and microphone are turned off. Q & A’s at the end will be taken via Zoom Chat. Please note, we will be recording this session for our community members later, including Q & A's. If you would rather have a private discussion, feel free to contact us after we’ve ended the recording.

Feel free to sit back, sip your morning brew, and enjoy!

When & Where
Thu, Jan 14, 2021 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM MST