of solo exhibits in museums feature women artists.
of the 1565 director, producer, and content writer jobs are held by women.
lower for women-authored books.
An enormous challenge exists to elevate the voice of women artists of all mediums. We see vast growth potential in educating women artists and both male and female allies about gender disparity, women’s issues and interests, and the encouragement of more entertainment dollars towards women-focused and driven works. ARTemis sees and supports the work of other organizations conducting vital research on gender disparities in the arts, and those that support women artists in specific fields. The gap that ARTemis fills is in creating a broad-based, transdisciplinary community of women artists and allies to transfer knowledge, boost exposure, and create equal opportunity through support of all kinds.
“Oppression is never simply the result of actions by one powerful man. Even if many of us have felt the past few years have been exemplified by one powerful man acting badly every day–oppression occurs through complicity. Oppression occurs through whataboutism. Oppression occurs when those at the margins of society, those fighting the hardest are told time and time again whether you know they are listening or not that they don’t matter. That we don’t matter.”
– Amy King and Sarah Clark, VIDA Board of Directors –
Our Current and Future Programs Center Around Three Aims:
provide educational programs, workshops,classes, and self-empowerment training to enable the woman artist to develop her stories and strengthen her voice
increase public awareness of and attendance for the work of the woman artist, and improve access to high level opportunities for women as artists
facilitate opportunities through providing necessary support, network like-minded professionals and artists, and act as a critical sounding board for artistic endeavors
Our focus is on the artist, their confidence, abilities and promotional capabilities, as well as women-focused creative organizations and producing entities.
Full programming Includes:
Professional Development Programs, Artistic and Creative Assistance for Production and Presentational Development, Packaging and Promoting Support for Key Artistic Works by Female Artists.