Athena Project Arts Festival 2018

The Athena Project Arts Festival blasts the voices of female artists across the Denver metro area – it gives women the stage, hands them the mic, and lets them riff like rebels!

This dynamic festival fills the month of March with the theatre, music and dance of Denver’s talented female creators, and is a huge part of our program powering women and girls toward artistic leadership.

Athena Project 2018 Arts Festival

  • We start the festival in style, with a GIRLS CREATE CELEBRATION – performances and displays of the incredible work of middle and high school graduates of our Girls Create Summer Camps.
  • Songwriters and musicians jam brand new tunes and shine bright slants on classics during our WEEKEND OF MUSIC.
  • A kaleidoscope of performers together explore expression through movement in an EVENING OF WORLD DANCE – and you too can join the exploration, during dance master classes and panel discussions.
  • In our innovative PLAYS IN PROGRESS series, women playwrights collaborate with directors, dramaturgs and actors to bring brand new work to the public – and the audience talks back!

Full calendar of events and TICKETS here!


Getting women artists out there for the world to know.
For the world to grow.

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.

Women account for just 25% of the playwrights produced across the Rocky Mountain Region. Only 5% of music producers are women. Only 30% of major American museums have women directors right now …

Grow the world by changing the future for women in mainstream arts leadership.


Evening of World Dance

Saturday, March 17th at 8:00 PM

A kaleidoscope of Denver’s uniquely creative female choreographers and performers come together to explore the excitement and grace of movement – from modern and post-contemporary to hula and Bollywood.

Dance Master Classes

SUNDAY, March 18th from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

This year, for the first time, we’re thrilled to offer master classes in various dance styles, suitable for all levels. Treat yourself and learn something new!

Dance Industry Panel Discussion

Sunday, March 18th at 6:00 PM

Feel passionate about the role of dance in society’s health and happiness? Want to hear others’ thoughts on women’s progress as leaders in the dance world? Come along to a panel discussion on the State of the Art, for fresh views – and a chance to have your say.



We are excited to announce the call for submissions for our Plays In Progress Series (PIP Series). This Series will take place in Denver at a location to be determined over the course of approximately March-April 2019, as part of a larger arts festival celebrating the voices of women artists.

Media Mash Up

In honor of the mutual missions of Athena Project and WIFMCO to lift up women in the arts, we are staging the first ever MEDIA MASH UP, a celebration of an ancient femme-forward folk story told in three mediums: theatrical, short film, and podcast.


Athena Project’s 2017 Survey of Status of Women in Theatre in the Rocky Mountain Region is here! 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.

Arts leadership by ethnicity

2017 Survey of Status of Women in Theatre in the Rocky Mountain Region