We are the central Ohio branch of the National League of American Pen Women.
The national organization was founded in 1897, and consists of 82 Branches, 20 State Associations and many Members-at-Large. Membership includes over 1,600 professional women artists, writers, composers, and choreographers, to name only a few of the artistic professions represented by the League.
For NLAPW as well as the Central Ohio Branch, outreach is an important component of our mission.
“The mission of NLAPW’s Outreach Program is to provide support and promote community based arts and creative educational programs . . . The purpose of Outreach is to advance the creative arts and increase an awareness of the need for all citizens to have access to the enjoyment of the arts and creative endeavors.”
-National Outreach Mission Statement
NLAPW is a 501(c)(3) organization of women professionals in art, music, writing, and allied professions.
We support, encourage, inspire and learn from one another through professional presentations, well informed, creative exchanges and exposure to all branches of the arts. We mentor new members through the application process and celebrate one anothers’ successes.