Stand up to #ArtWorldSexism
Challenge gender inequity in the art world
Gender inequality in the art world is a huge issue that is too often ignored or shrugged off as something that can never be changed. We believe that it can, and we’re starting by taking the step of sharing our own sales, stock and seller data to shine a light on the new ecosystem we’ve seen evolving over the last four years.
Help raise awareness
In the run-up to International Women’s Day on March 8, 2017, Artfinder has launched a campaign to raise awareness of gender inequality in the art world, at all levels, from all angles.
Artfinder is seeking to to open-up debate and to start a discussion, because action can only come from greater awareness. We also hope to get some of the world’s biggest art institutions to #BeBoldForChange and sign a pledge to commit to releasing some of their own data.
We're also working with New York-based artist and feminist Jennifer Dalton (above) on a series of small works exploring Artfinder's data on gender.
Positive change can start with data
Artfinder CEO, Jonas Almgren comments:
"We’ve known for a long time that our artists have pretty much a 50/50 gender balance, which is pretty unusual in the art world. What we didn’t realise was how much passion, emotion and anger this campaign would stir up. Women are still woefully underrepresented in the high-end art world and it’s remarkably overlooked as an issue. One of the biggest problems is a lack of reliable data, so that’s where we’re starting."
Make your pledge
Support this key International Women's Day #BeBoldForChange campaign initiative and make your pledge now!