The Interstate Initiative

Our Interstate Initiative is designed to amplify women's voices from communities outside of New York City, in particular, states that are actively suppressing the rights of women, non-binary, and underrepresented genders.

The program will not only advance the work of feminist artists in communities where they may be getting little or no support. It will bring vital perspective and experience into the NYC "bubble." We are confident that this program will be invigorating and valuable in both directions.

Bechdel Project has long had an impact outside of NYC through its university residencies. The Interstate Initiative is a way to learn from and support feminists who are on the front lines while continuing to extend our reach in the pursuit of our mission. 

Projects accepted into the program are given time and space in the Bechdel Project studios to advance their work and share it with NY audiences.