If you are interested in women and the arts in Colorado here are some links you might want to check out. Of course this is in no way a complete list. Some of the organizations do not have a branch or chapter in Colorado but they are worth checking out nonetheless. If you know of any organizations you feel should be listed here, please send me an email.

The Denver Pen Women represent one branch of the National League of American Pen Women.  For more information about the National organization, see the website at: You can also go directly to the membership page to see who is accepted and how to join. Join the National League on our Facebook page.

“The Pikes Peak Branch of the National League of American Pen Women Inc. was organized in November 1954.  The group’s Charter was granted in December 1955.  They offer workshops, seminars, and contests.  Members share market tips and news, techniques and helpful criticisms.  Members work in advertising and public relations, create commercial and fine art, and hold one-woman juried shows.”

The International Women’s Writing Guild, founded in 1976, is a network for the personal and professional empowerment of women through writing and open to all regardless of portfolio. As such, it has established a remarkable record of achievement in the publishing world, as well as in circles where lifelong learning and personal transformation are valued for their own sake. The Guild nurtures and supports holistic thinking by recognizing the logic of the heart–the ability to perceive the subtle interconnections between people, events and emotions- alongside conventional logic.”

The Poetry Society of Colorado (PSC), a non-profit organization, was chartered in Denver in 1921. It has an eighty-eight year history of promoting the art of poetry in the metropolitan Denver area and throughout Colorado. We are a society of creative writers devoted to the art of poetry, meeting monthly in workshops to hone our skills. Visitors are welcome at workshop meetings. PSC sponsors a number of contests each year. The Quarterly Contests are open to members only. All other contests are open and are offered on a rotation basis.”

The purpose of the National Writer’s Union, is to promote and protect the rights, interests, and economic advancement of members; to organize writers to improve professional working conditions through collective bargaining action; and to provide professional services to members. The Union commits itself to representing the interests of the full range of writers in the US. in all genres, media and formats.  These include writers of diverse cultures, ethnicities, politics, religions and racial identities; writers of all ages and all sexual/gender orientations;  writers with disabilities; and writers at all levels of economic and commercial success.

The International Alliance for Women in Music builds awareness of women’s contributions to musical life through its publications, website, international competitions, conferences, concert promotion, and presentation, and through its support of entrepreneurial and publishing activities, scholarly research and publications, broadcasts, educational initiatives, and advocacy work.

The mission of the Women’s Caucus for Art is to create community through art, education, and social activism. WCA is committed to recognizing the contribution of women in the arts; providing women with leadership opportunities and professional development; expanding networking and exhibition opportunities for women; supporting local, national and global art activism; and advocating for equity in the arts for all.  We also have a Colorado chapter.

The American Women Artists association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the inspiration, celebration, and encouragement of women in the visual fine arts.

Women Artists of the West is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting excellence in the profession of women’s fine art.