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FVMF Recieves Grant from Aurora Women's Empowerment Foundation

4/19/24, 8:00 PM

AURORA, IL, USA, April 18, 2024 -- The Aurora Women’s Empowerment Foundation (AWEF) — an organization which seeks to reimagine female empowerment through supporting programs offered by Aurora-area nonprofits—has awarded a grant to Fox Valley Music Foundation (FVMF) to help support its “Women in Song” Series.

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“We’re excited to experience what we know will be a positive impact this music series will have on our community,” said Amy Baudouin, Board Chair, Aurora Women’s Empowerment Foundation (AWEF). “Not only will it feature songwriting and storytelling of local, emerging women artists, Fox Valley Music Foundation encourages audiences to interact and connect with the musicians during and after their shows, making it truly memorable and meaningful.”

While great progress has been made in the past 40 years, underrepresentation of women and women of color artists remains a challenge in the music industry. “Historically it is still true that it can be difficult for women songwriters to have their music heard and to thrive as solo independent songwriters and performing artists in a still relatively male-dominated business,” said Karen Fouts, Executive Director at Fox Valley Music Foundation. “By presenting a series that recognizes and encourages diversity and inclusion of women artists in live performance, we hope to create an undercurrent of empowerment, sending a joyful ripple throughout our community and inspiring us all.”

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