Art plays an important part in the lives of GFWC members, as art helps to instill confidence, provides opportunities, and broadens clubwomen’s horizons. Moreover, members are the catalysts in their communities for encouraging and actively promoting all forms of art.
To encourage GFWC members to further their own artistic expression and recognize their artistic achievements, GFWC sponsors several contests in the areas of photography and writing. GFWC also presents several awards including “The World in Pictures,” which encourages members to capture the beauty of the world and people around them and “GFWC Volunteers in Action,” which asks members to demonstrate their activities during the year through photography. Winners of the “A Year in Pictures” contest are featured in the annual GFWC calendar, which allows them to demonstrate their talent and support a fundraising opportunity for GFWC. Information regarding the GFWC Photography and Writing contests is in the 2010-2012 GFWC Club Manual under Awards, Contests, and Grants.
Another key focus is the education and promotion of organizations that center on and celebrate the artistic achievements of women. We encourage clubs to sponsor female artists; recognize the achievements of women artists of all periods and nationalities by exhibiting, preserving, acquiring, and researching art by women; and by educating the public concerning their achievements.
Additionally, we promote programs and organizations that create avenues and opportunities in music, dance, drama, and the visual arts for individuals with physical and mental disabilities, including youth, students, and returning veterans with traumatic brain injuries, to participate in mainstream society.
The legislative objective for the Arts Community Service Program is to support measures that improve and expand arts programs on national and state levels.
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