Spoken Soul Festival
Spoken Soul Festival. Women Empowering the soul through art, advocacy & creativity.
The mission of the Spoken Soul Festival, a three-day event, is to produce an annual festival that will help advance the careers of a variety of women artists including poets, fine artists, photographers, filmmakers, and designers. The festival gives talented female performing artists and craftswomen from South Florida a free venue to showcase their talents. We provide three months of free publicity by featuring them in our festival publicity campaign. We hold workshops for at-risk youth and for women where they have opportunities to learn about careers in the arts and create their own work, and we provide networking opportunities at our brunch and throughout the festival.
The Spoken Soul Festival began as an effort to support the first annual SWAN/Support Women Artists Now Day by a group of South Florida’s multi-cultural women artists and art community leaders. It was inspired by a call for support by WITASWAN (Women in the Audiences Supporting Women Artists Now) and WomenArts, a non-profit arts service organization dedicated to helping women artists. In the first four years of Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day, there have been over 700 SWAN events in 21 countries around the world. WomenArts has recognized SWAN Day Miami as one of the top five SWAN events worldwide because the festival is one of the largest SWAN events and one of the most effective in training and supporting the participating women artists. Along with this recognition, WomenArts has awarded SSF with a $1000 grant in 2011 and 2012 .Since its launch in March 2008, the festival has been awarded proclamations from the City of Miami Beach, Miami Dade County and the City of Miami as well as a City Of Miami special City Seal. Featured artists have been commissioned or featured for shows during Art Basel - Miami, Gibson Guitar Showroom, New York Fashion Week, and Gen Art’s Fresh Faces Miami.
Spoken Soul Festival features three events: SWAN Community Program, SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase – SWAN DAY, and Vanessa Baez Memorial Women's Brunch.
SWAN Community Program gives the production team, sponsors and featured artists an opportunity to give back to our community by showing young girls and women empowerment through the arts.
SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase is the celebration of SWAN Day. The goal of this artistic showcase is to help transition novice artists to a career as a successful artist.
Vanessa Baez Memorial Women's Brunch celebrates everyday women with extraordinary courage. The brunch provides an opportunity for women to celebrate the life of Vanessa Baez while networking and fostering creativity through the sharing of performance art or stories by inspirational guest artists or speakers from the local community.
Spoken Soul Festival is interested in the education, development and community impact of all and any art forms that support, promote, and celebrate women artists in South Florida. Our greatest interest is to provide a FREE venue and platform for talented women artists to network and be showcased, not only during our annual festival but all year long.
Spoken Soul Festival seeks financial, product and media sponsorship from local and national partners that target the women market and care about positively impacting the overall creative well being of their community. This sponsorship will help us provide
Spoken Soul Festival has many creative ways and opportunities to feature, collaborate and help market our sponsors and featured artists. A potential sponsors can request a sponsorship package at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Potential visual and performing featured women artists can request a copy of out "Artist Commitment" contract we require in exchange for providing women artist a FREE platform to showcase, network, sell and promote their body of work for 3 months in the Spring at email@example.com.
Support Women Artists NOW!