Arts / Music
(Includes sites specifically focusing on art featuring violence against
women, such as plays and visual art and music.)
Art Works for Change – partnering with leading educational and activist organizations to produce art exhibitions on such topics as social justice, human rights, gender equity, war and peace, and the environment. The current exhibition is, Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art – An International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Oakland, CA.
Arte Sana (art heals) – a nonprofit agency for underserved survivors of gender and racial violence that promotes healing and empowerment through the arts and community education, Austin, TX. Corazón Lastimado: Healing the Wounded survivor art exhibit.
Changing Lives Youth Theatre Ensemble – a unique and exciting program that SafePlace and the Theatre Action Project created to address bullying, sexual harassment, dating violence and abuse and other social problems now, and train leaders to generate solutions for them in the future, Austin, TX.
Deana’s Educational Theater – preventing bullying, dating/domestic violence and sexual assault by developing and producing high impact programs to promote healthy relationships. Our professional actors are specially trained to lead dynamic discussions following each performance. Deana's Educational Theater now has the Yellow Dress available on DVD, Stoneham, MA.
Domestic Abuse Awareness, Inc. – twenty-five years ago, while working on a story about a couple in love, photojournalist Donna Ferrato saw a man beat his wife. Until then she thought the greatest threat of danger to women came from strangers. Suddenly her eyes were opened to the darker side of family life. The experience changed her life a a photographer, starting her on what has evolved into a life-long mission to explore and understand the abuse of women and children by the ones they love. Her photographs bring us to the homes of battered women, to emergency rooms, shelters, courtrooms, activist rallies, batterers' groups and women's detention centers. Collected in her exhibition and publication LIVING WITH THE ENEMY (Aperture, 1991), these ground breaking pictures are paired with texts by Ferrato drawn from conversations with the victims and perpetrators of abuse. Shortly after her book wa published, a New York women's shelter approached her to explore the possibility of creating a benefit exhibition of photographs from the book. The exhibition was a huge success, not only in raising badly needed funds for shelter, but also in educating the public. Before long, Ferrato was inundated with similar requests from shelters around the country. To cope with the demand and be true to her commitment to expose the horrors of domestic violence through photography, she formed a non-profit organization, Domestic Violence, Inc., (DAA, Inc.). With her image, Ferrato's mission has been to expose and eradicate violence through awareness, education and action. Today, DAA, Inc. is internationally recognized as the visual resource and communication center on domestic violence. The photographs have been used to raise awareness by schools and universities, galleries, shelters, courts, prisons, medical associations, politicians and teachers. They have also been seen on television programs, billboards, posters, film documentaries, newspapers and magazines internationally, New York, NY.
The Door, Gift From Within – a woman's journey from domestic violence victim to survivor.
The Men's Story Project – a new public performance and community dialogue project that explores social ideas about masculinity, using the arts as a medium for community-building and social change. It aims to highlight men's stories that are less often heard; to break silence on issues including sexism, racism, heterosexism, ableism and violence – and ways in which these are often intertwined with masculinities; to celebrate men's beauty and humanness; and to stimulate active discussion on what being a man is all about. The ultimate goal of this replicable project is to help increase the presence of genuine self-expression, peace, health and justice in communities, San Francisco Bay Area, CA.
Survivors Art Foundation – dedicated to encourage healing through the arts, Survivors Art Foundation is committed to empowering trauma survivors with effective expressive outlets via internet art gallery, outreach programs, national exhibitions, publications and development of employment skills. Our goals are to provide entertainment, education, and exposure to the arts. We endeavor to raise public awareness through the arts: eradicating abuse and creating an atmosphere of acceptance for survivors with disabilities. Mainstreaming trauma survivors with physical and mental disabilities into the arts, Westhampton, NY.
Voices of Men – a one-man play working to end men's violence against women, Maynard, MA.
Yell, Yell, Yell, by Pearson Perry – a song about a woman killed by her husband.