BEHIND OUR PRODUCTIONS
Our event series, showcases, strategic collaborations and professional development programs provide a platform of visibility, outreach and financial opportunity to 1000+ emerging women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and organizers per year. On top of that goodness, the public-at-large is invited to participate and learn more about how gender inequality affects their daily lives. More than 10,000+ community members annually attend our showcases, markets and dialogues—and in the last three years, our programs generated an additional $1million for the Austin economy.
OUR programs CREATE FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITY, SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITIES AND COLLABORATIVE PEER NETWORKS.
EXHIBITING makers, artists and entrepreneurs
craftHER Market is a biannual pop-up space, curated to amplify the talent and artistry of women craft artisans and makers in Texas. In its two years of production, craftHER Market has showcased more than 300 makers and seen 10,000+ attendees and 800+ applicants. Applications open every summer and fall, and all applicants (regardless of acceptance) are included in craftHER networking meet-ups and considered for free #bbatx vending opportunities in other productions. Click here for more details.
STATE OF THE UTERUS
celebrating COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS AND THE INTERSECTIONS OF WOMEN'S HEALTH
At the beginning of each calendar year, we host State of the Uterus* (*uterus not required) to renew our community and the general public's commitment to women's rights and civic engagement. As an annual dance party, State of the Uterus fundraises for #bbatx and five other nonprofits; the party also serves as a moment to set an intention for the year and celebrate the hard work of our activist community. Check out our inaugural SOTU here.
exploring the intersections of our community
"SHE TALKS" is a discussion-based personal and professional development series tackling everything from finances to intersectional feminism. Some of our SHE TALKS events directly fundraise for fellow, local nonprofits, while others are hosted in collaboration with other organizations. In the last two years, we've hosted SHE TALKS discussions with the YWCA, Life Works, Austin Design Week, General Assembly and more.
SHOWCASING ARTISTS AND CREATIVE INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS
Produced by #bossbabesATX, BABES FEST is our annual comedy, music and film festival. BABES FEST’s blend of comedy, film and music provides a multi-industry, cross-platform experience for our community—one that allows for unexpected discovery, inspiration and education. It's also just a damn good show. Learn more about BABES FEST in our interview with Texas Monthly.
#bbatx community meet-ups
connecting all members of the community
Every other month in Austin,
Texas, we host a meet-up for members of our community to discuss professional and personal development, business, civic engagement and the arts. These meets are town-hall-style, oriented toward networking, with 30 open mic announcements, a lineup of local vendors and a DJ'd dance hour. For more info, please visit our meet page.
investing in emerging texas artists
Every summer, we partner with the Elisabet Ney Museum to produce MEET HER HANDS, a free series featuring three Texas-based, women-identifying visual artists. The 3-part program features an intimate tour of the Elisabet Ney Museum, three site-specific installations and a discussion with Austin women artists about their work, their inspiration and their process. This series is free and open to the public.
SHARING RESOURCES BETWEEN CREATIVE INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS AND ENTREPRENEURS
#WORK is a pop-up conference for creatives and entrepreneurs. Produced by women for women, the one-day event has been designed as a space to share resources, new ideas and approaches to creative and entrepreneurial work. The event's panels, workshops and speaker sessions explore personal and professional development, marketing, business management and entrepreneurship. Sign up for more information.
investing in emerging texas artists
We annually work with 10 to 15, Texas-based women-identifying and nonbinary visual and musical artists to produce site-specific work, commissions and exhibitions throughout our programming and events. Through these residencies, we invite the public to learn more about their process, approach and sustainability of their practice. Meet this year's artists here.
we connect the dots. here are some of our initiatives and services:
Our free community news page features events, job opportunities and relevant information for women in the #bossbabesATX Austin community (unless otherwise indicated, these events are not produced by #bossbabesATX.). This information is delivered in a weekly digest. You can sign up for this newsletter here, and submit your events/news for free to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-branded POP-UP Events + promotion
We regularly work with sponsors and partners to promote, curate and produce pop-up events, showcases, exhibitions and concerts that further our mission for gender equality and interdisciplinary education. Interested? Check out our previous sponsors and partners.
We regularly work with businesses, organizations and institutions as consultants on inclusivity, diversity, arts and entrepreneurial programming. Inquire about consulting rates and fees.
All of our programming centers around our core tenants.
We work to promote the visibility and social/financial empowerment of women-identifying and non binary people in the arts and various branches of creative activity.
Civic Engagement and Organization
We work with other organizations to provide information on issues that effect women’s civil rights, like sexism, racism, gender inequity, violence, in the hopes that all may form their own opinions and actively engage with causes that matter to their communities.
Our workshops, discussions and professional development programming works to make concepts of entrepreneurialism and self-employment more accessible. As a rapidly growing sector of the United States economy, the support and continued growth of women-identifying and non binary business owners and entrepreneurs is paramount to developing a culture and society more equal for all.
Personal and professional development
Our personal and professional development programming aims to introduce new ideas, prioritize informed decision-making, facilitate employability, enhance our community’s quality of life and contribute to the realization of attendees’ ambitions and aspirations.
Our programming works to build coalitions between pre-existing organizations and thought leaders that strengthen paths of accessibility for women artists, entrepreneurs and community organizers. For this reason, all of our productions are nonpartisan, involve a number of partners and facilitate the distribution of community news, job listings and opportunities.