SWAN Day Berlin

SWAN Day or Support Women Artists Now Day is a new international holiday which takes place every year on the last Saturday in March. The purpose of SWAN Day is to recognize and honor the cultural contributions of women artists** and their power to bring about positive change in society.

SWAN Day was initiated by -> WomenArts and -> WITASWAN. 2008 was the first year in which SWAN Day was celebrated. The response worldwide was enormous: over 160 events tok place in eleven countries on four continents. In 2009 there were over 170 SWAN Day events in twelve countries.

Please visit the SWAN Day web site -> www.swanday.org for more information about the internationally held holiday.

SWAN Day Berlin was curated and presented by Shannon Sullivan and Joey Juschka who, together, formed -> Performance Lab Berlin.

SWAN Day Berlin 2008 was the only festival of its kind in Western Europe. The four-day event consisted of performances and installations by 23 women artists. In addition there were workshops, discussions and an Open Space, see the -> archive SWAN Day Berlin 2008.

SWAN Day Berlin 2009 consisted of films by international filmmakers, music, installations, spoken word performances, interactive information stands and open discussions, see the -> archive SWAN Day Berlin 2009.

SWAN Day Berlin 2010, the third SWAN Day Berlin, consisted of three performances by women artists on March 27 - 28, 2010 and the exhibition "Two Sides", see the -> archive SWAN Day Berlin 2010.

SWAN Day Berlin 2011 took place on March 25 - 26, 2011, at LaborGras. The piece "13 poems in a body - part one: take two" premiered at the event, and the exhibition "Two Sides" went into its second round -> archive SWAN Day Berlin 2011.

We took SWAN Day on tour with SWAN Day Berlin 2012: on March 31, 2012 Shannon Sullivan and Joey Juschka finished their artistic residency in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA with a SWAN Day event -> SWAN Day Berlin 2012 goes Albuquerque.

** Together with WomenArts we define "woman" as a person born as a woman or a transgender person living and identifying as a woman.

Press/ Downloads
SWAN Day Berlin 2009
SWAN Day Berlin 2008
Performance Lab Berlin
About SWAN Day Berlin
Open Space
SWAN Day Berlin 2012
SWAN Day Berlin 2010
SWAN Day Berlin 2011