Welcome to KFW!
Celebrating 25 years of feminist art for social change
KFW’s 2013 Summer Residency Program
at Hopscotch House
Information and How to Apply
Application must be postmarked by Friday, April 19
KFW’s 2013 Summer Residency Program offers 5-10 feminist artists one to two weeks at Hopscotch House to deepen their art making, create connections and develop strategies to strengthen the social change impact of their work The supportive communal setting combines individual and collective time for art making and reflecting on the power of feminist art. Modest stipends to cover art supplies, food, travel and other costs are available by request. Notifications of acceptances will be mailed by May 20, 2013
For more information, see the Summer Residency Program.
Scheduling Now Open for Retreats at Hopscotch House
taking place from February 4 - June 7, 2013
Artists, activists, and allies may now request individual and group retreats to take place from Monday, February 4 through Friday, June 7, 2013.
Please Note: Hopscotch House will be open Wednesdays through Sundays in February to conserve energy.
This means that the maximum retreat in February is five days.
From March through June, the House will be open Tuesdays through Sundays.
This means that the maximum retreat from March through June is six days.
For further information about individual and group retreats at Hopscotch, please begin by clicking here.
The mission of the Kentucky Foundation for Women is to promote positive social change by supporting varied feminist expression in the arts. When women and girls advance, so does Kentucky.
KFW carries out its mission through:
Two Grant Programs: Each year the Foundation awards $200,000 to feminist artists and allied organizations in Kentucky through two grant programs: Artist Enrichment and Art Meets Activism.
Retreats and Residencies at Hopscotch provide time and space for feminist social change artists, activists and allies to explore new ideas and artistic expressions, deepen understanding of feminism and advance creative change.
The KFW Hot Flash: E-News for Everyone: Weekly and Special Edition emails include announcements, community member news, and opportunities for artists, activists and allies.
Creating and sharing resources about feminism and social change: Check out the KFW Feminist Timeline. Have fun taking the Women’s History Quiz to test your knowledge. If you don’t know all the answers, don’t worry, see the Answers to the Women’s History Quiz, and learn more about our foremothers. If you visit Hopscotch House, be sure to spend time in the Library there, which offers a wide variety of websites, books, articles, and artwork on feminism and activism.
Although KFW focuses on Kentucky, you can participate in feminist art and social change wherever you live!
Here are a few examples of what you can do:
SUPPORT feminist artists in your community by attending their readings and performances, visiting galleries showing their work, and purchasing their art.
WRITE a letter to the editor of your local newspaper about how feminist artists contribute to the advancement of women and girls.
LEARN more about the history of feminism and activism in your hometown by interviewing wise women, like grandmothers, mothers, and aunts.
READ books and articles about feminism and activism. Feminism is for Everyone by Kentucky author bell hooks is a great place to start.
SHARE your favorite story about the positive power of feminist art with a friend.
START a blog highlighting your ideas on feminism, art, and social change as a catalyst to further discussion and understanding of these important topics.