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.


2018 Premiere Production

Saturday, June 23rdth at 10:00 AM

Athena Project is casting roles for its Premiere Production, Honor Killing. There will be full lights, sound, props, set, and costumes to support this production. NON EQUITY ACTORS will be considered for these roles. This production is technically demanding with the use of electronics and skyping; we are seeking actors with an understanding of Skype and patience when working with technology.



Saturday, June 30th at 5:30 PM

Join us for a staged reading of Sheltered written by local playwright Catherine Wiley. The play takes place in a temporary homeless shelter for women in Denver and unfolds over a single day, with interludes by different homeless women illustrating the complexities of their lives.


Throughout the month of July, 2018

Our unparalleled Girls Create summer camp program ignites the passions and talents of 6th to 10th grade girls in playwriting, fashion design, improv, and visual arts (including a storytelling arts camp for girls who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing). Professionals teach, guest artists share their expertise, and mentors from the community guide and encourage – empowering girls to lead, and to affect change in themselves and others through creative learning.


Shoes for Good!

This exciting call is to invite artists to design a SHOE for the “Tap Shoe Initiative” supporting the Denver Actors Fund. The Denver Actors Fund, a non-profit organization established in June 2013, is a modest source of immediate, situational relief when members of the Denver theater community find themselves in situational medical need. The Denver Actors Fund offers both financial and volunteer assistance. To date, The Fund has distributed over $234,000 to help recipients with medical bills, insurance, co-payments, supplies and more.

Art Show

Through Inside Out: Art and Reflection, Athena Project will be expanding the celebration of our exhibiting visual artists by acknowledging that behind every outstanding woman artist there were outstanding and often less recognized women who inspired us and removed many of the obstacles in our paths. Submissions for the show are open from May 7 to July 15, 2018.