Lady Bianca performing at 2021 Black Women's Blues Festival. Photo: Jeremy Allen.

Black Female Project Inc.

Black Women's Blues Festival

About the Organization

Avotcja, Kito Kamili, Lady Bianca, Theresa Harris, and The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, performers at 2021 Black Women’s Blues Festival. Photo: Leah Marie.

Black Female Project Inc. envisions a world in which Black women can show up and be celebrated as their full selves without any negative consequence. The group uplifts the voices of Black women, affirms their experiences, and offers insights for achieving self-defined success in the workplace, the arts, and beyond. Using digital media and in-person events, the organization brings Black women together⁠—across generation and industry⁠—to engage in sisterhood, resource and knowledge sharing, inspiration, healing, and growth. Their many initiatives include a weekly podcast, panel discussions and workshops, a social media campaign, virtual training sessions, film events, festivals, and social events. In August 2021, Black Female Project also partnered with School of The Getdown in Berkeley to present the inaugural Black Women’s Blues Festival, an annual event.

Living Cultures Grant


Black Women’s Blues Festival

Faye Carol at the 2021 Black Women’s Blues Festival. Photo: Jeremy Allen.

Black Female Project received a grant from ACTA’s Living Cultures Grant Program to support the second annual Black Women’s Blues Festival: an event targeted to local youth of color and low-income persons, which will take place live at Freight & Salvage in Berkeley and be broadcast over KPFA-FM radio and a video livestream. The festival, which will be free of charge, will showcase a diverse array of Black female talent, from emerging to veteran artists, and highlight the blues through original poetry, history, and tributes to departed Black women blues heroes.




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