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.



Empowering Women Through Art

Thursday, May 17th at 6:30 PM

Experience the exuberance and joy of traditional Brazilian Samba. This lively performance is presented by Athena Project whose 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.

Artists’ Night Out

Thursday, May 17th at 6:30 PM

Join Athena Project and Art Students League of Denver for a night of show and tell with an artistic twist! Bring your dancing shoes, your monologues, your pantings or photographs, or even your guitar. Share your creation with a community of supportive female artists.



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.


Dedicated to supporting and expanding women’s artistic contributions in the Denver community, we are continuously looking for exciting new works and voices for our Plays In Progress Series. If you are a lover of theatre and 18 years or older, you can help us – no prior experience necessary. Athena Project will teach you our method of evaluating scripts and be there to guide you the entire way. The initial reading period will take place in late April/early May. Please contact for more information and to be notified when scripts are assigned.