SkirtsAfire empowers artists and audiences. We create space for women’s artistic excellence to be cultivated, experienced and passed on. We are diverse and daring.
SkirtsAfire is a diverse theatre and multidisciplinary arts festival that empowers its artists. We value the voices of all women. We create and showcase art for everyone to enjoy and experience. We foster an environment for both new and familiar perspectives in our artists and audiences. Our festival provides an opportunity to open minds and escape the mundane and the ordinary.
What began as a four-day celebration featuring the work of 70 local artists and 600 attendees has now grown to span 10 days and include over 100 artists and over 3000 attendees. We continue to expand our programming, our brand awareness, our audience reach, and our team of artists, staff, board, and volunteers. Each year we ask ourselves how we can do better, think bigger, and how we can continue serving the community we’ve created with a festival to be proud of.