behind OUR WORK

Learn more about our event series, showcases, strategic collaborations and professional development programs that provide a platform of visibility, outreach and financial opportunity to 1500+ emerging women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and organizers per year. All of our programs, services and initiatives center around our core tenets: arts empowerment, diversity and equality, creative entrepreneurship, personal and professional curiosity and collaboration.


OUR programs:

crafther MARKET

EXHIBITING makers, artists and entrepreneurs

craftHER Market is a biannual pop-up space, curated to amplify the talent and artistry of women and nonbinary makers in Texas. In its two years of production, craftHER Market has showcased more than 600 makers and seen 15,000+ attendees and 1,800+ applicants. Opening every Spring and Fall, 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 application information and upcoming market dates.


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 gender justice 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, share educational resources and celebrate the hard work of our activist community. Click here for more information and upcoming SOTU dates.


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SHE TALKS

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 and more. All SHE TALKS are listed on our calendar.

BABES FEST

SHOWCASING ARTISTS AND CREATIVE INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

BABES FEST is an ~ annual convening of minds ~ in Austin, Texas, celebrating and amplifying women and nonbinary artists. As a weekend-long exhibition, our performances, panels, pop-up markets, film screenings and networking hours span music, film, art, creative education and comedy. Click here for submission information and upcoming festival dates.


#bbatx community meet-ups

connecting 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. All meet-ups are listed on our calendar, and you can learn more about how they work here.


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MEET HER HANDS

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. Meet this year's artists and learn more about how to get involved here.

#WORK

SHARING RESOURCES BETWEEN CREATIVE INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS AND ENTREPRENEURS

#WORK is a pop-up conference for creatives and entrepreneurs. 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. Click here for more information and upcoming conference dates.

 "Untitled" by February/March 2018 #bbatx resident artist, Alie Jackson

"Untitled" by February/March 2018 #bbatx resident artist, Alie Jackson

THE artist residency

investing in emerging texas artists

We annually work with 10 to 15, Texas-based women 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 and learn more about how to get involved here.



our initiatives and services:

COMMUNITY NEWS

Our free weekly community newsletter features events, job opportunities and relevant information for women and nonbinary people in the #bossbabesATX 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 a chance to be featured (for free) to news@bossbabes.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.

CONSULTING SERVICES

We regularly work with businesses, organizations and institutions as consultants on inclusivity, diversity, arts and entrepreneurial programming. Inquire about consulting rates and fees.


our core tenets:

Arts Empowerment

SHOWCASING, exhibiting and investing in ARTISTS, makers AND CREATIVE INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

We work to promote the visibility and social/financial empowerment of new, emerging and re-emerging women and nonbinary people in the arts and various branches of creative activity. We believe in supporting creativity and self-expression to build culture and community.

Diversity and Equality

exploring the intersections of our community and celebrating COMMUNITY ORGANIZERs

We provide a platform to address and combat issues that affect gender justice, like sexism, racism, inequity and violence, in the hopes that our community can make informed decisions (based on a variety of perspectives), while actively engaging with causes that matter to their communities.

Creative Entrepreneurship

SHARING RESOURCES BETWEEN CREATIVE INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS AND ENTREPRENEURS

We work to make concepts of entrepreneurialism and self-employment more accessible through workshops, affordable ongoing education opportunities and resource-sharing. As a rapidly growing sector of the United States economy, the support and continued growth of women-identifying and non binary business owners is paramount to developing a culture and society more equal for all.

Professional and Personal Curiosity

sharing knowledge and perspectives from the community

Our personal and professional development programming aims to introduce new ideas, prioritize informed decision-making and creative problem-solving, while facilitating employability and enhancing our community’s quality of life.

Collaboration

connecting members of the community

Our approach is distinctively collaborative. We work to build coalitions between pre-existing organizations and thought leaders that strengthen paths of accessibility for women and nonbinary artists, entrepreneurs and community organizers.


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