Fresh Talk, the initiative’s signature program, features cause-driven conversations with artists, designers, activists, social innovators, and others. These programs empower women, spark community involvement, and engage new audiences. Each includes a social gathering to foster connections among attendees: Sunday Supper, served family-style, or Catalyst, a cocktail hour with a topic and a twist.
Cultural Capital programs are collaborative partnerships with leading D.C.-area organizations that build community and foster new audiences.
The annual MakeHER Summit celebrates and supports creative women entrepreneurs. The event features a pop-up market in the museum’s Great Hall, a Fresh Talk, and workshops that foster connections and help women makers grow their businesses and thrive.
FRESH TALK programs ask difficult questions, show hard truths, and bring together an incredible array of people for conversations that give back to the audience.”
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Check out dynamic Fresh Talk videos from previous programs.
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The Women, Arts, and Social Change public programs initiative is made possible through leadership gifts from Denise Littlefield Sobel, the Davis/Dauray Family Fund, the Revada Foundation of the Logan Family, and the Susan and Jim Swartz Public Programs Fund. Additional funding is provided by the Bernstein Family Foundation. This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.