Women's Wisdom ART
Women's Wisdom Art empowers women from all backgrounds by inviting them to engage in a diverse community dedicated to creating art. The images and words women create to express their experiences and hopes transforms not only their own lives, but also those of their families and of our entire community.
PO Box 162537
Sacramento, CA 95816
|County or Parish:||Sacramento|
|Primary NTEE:||Arts,Culture & Humanities|
|Sub NTEE:||Visual Arts|
Women's Wisdom ART, as the program is now known, operated under the wing of The Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services from 2000 until 2012. Beginning in June of 2012, Women's Wisdom ART, comprised of a small Board of Directors and a large group of volunteers, operated as a non-profit corporation under the umbrella of Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission (SMAC), receiving additional small grants and depending mostly on private donors. Although many artist participants are on fixed incomes or have low paying jobs, they have contributed to the cost of the program since 2012 by paying a small monthly fee. The artists are also involved with community fund raising events, like Race for the Arts and Big Day of Giving.
In June of 2016, Women's Wisdom ART became an independent 501(c)(3). The organization's artist members now include a diverse range of women from across a broad spectrum with two things in common: they are all women and artists. They gather in community to create art as a way to escape isolation, recover from illness or loss, forge new friendships, and become empowered to transform their own lives and the lives of others in their families and communities.
Our top needs:
- Funding: Program - Program funding to expanding course offerings. Additional paid staff to support program needs
- Funding: Unrestricted - Upgrade and expand studio space
- Volunteers - Regular classroom assistants for specific classes, administrative assistants and social media expertise
- In-Kind Donations - Professional legal and financial expertise, quality art supplies, computer ink, computer paper, 4-6 drawer locking metal filing cabinet, drafting table, comfortable desk chairs and PA system
- Technology - Internet access and service
Our primary goal is continued expansion of participants served through outreach to diverse populations of need within Sacramento and surrounding communities. We are establishing strong community partners to assist with this goal, including My Sister's House, Women's Empowerment, Wellspring and Mercy Housing. In 2018 our Board of Directors increased paid staff, secured our own studio and gallery space, and expanded our Board. Women's Wisdom ART provides a unique service, and adds an immense cultural richness to the Sacramento community. We ardently hope that the supporters in our community will join us in our effort to empower women through the arts."
Women's Wisdom ART