Arts and Music
(Includes sites specifically focusing on art featuring violence against
women, such as plays and visual art and music.)
Abuse Aware – is internationally recognized as the visual resource and communication center on domestic violence. The photographs, by Donna Ferrato, 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 Angel Band Project – we use music to promote healing, raise awareness and create positive social change for survivors of sexual violence. We accomplish this by sharing our story of finding hope and healing through music, St. Louis, MO.
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. See 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.
The Door, Gift From Within – a woman's journey from domestic violence victim to survivor.
Fix the Hurt – since 2005, FTH has worked to increase awareness of domestic and dating violence through our interactive theater performances. From military installations and correctional facilities to high schools and community nonprofits, our powerful performances are solving some of the toughest social issues, Mesa, AZ.
Jones, Ann (writer / photographer) – author of a number of non-fiction books about her research into women's and humanitarian issues: Women Who Kill, Kabul in Winter, Looking for Lovedu, Next Time She'll be Dead and When Love Goes Wrong. She has also written and taken photographs for a number of publications including: National Geographic Traveler, Outside, The Nation, San Francisco Chronicle and The New York Times. The majority of her work and writings centers on women's issues, especially domestic violence.
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.
A Window Between Worlds – a nonprofit organization dedicated to using art to help end domestic violence. Through creative expression, battered women and children gain a sense of renewal and power. Their images of hope, survival and strength educate the public and become a "window between worlds" for survivors taking steps to change their lives. AWBW's partners have long recognized the impact of Windows' trauma-informed arts programs for survivors of all forms of trauma. Through partnership with agencies serving trauma survivors in various fields, AWBW is further developing trauma-informed art workshops to better serve the following sectors: sexual assault, veteran's communities, homelessness, male survivors and batterer's intervention, Venice, CA.
Yell, Yell, Yell, by Pearson Perry – a song about a woman killed by her husband.