Stand up to #ArtWorldSexism in Trafalgar Square

When: March 8 2017

Where: London, United Kingdom

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<h3>Challenge bias in the art world</h3>

<p>This <strong>International Women&#39;s Day</strong> come join us to stand in solidarity with our female artists in <strong>Trafalgar Square </strong>on <strong>8 March, 2017</strong> from <strong>8am</strong>.</p>

<p><a href="/External.aspx?u=http://artfinder.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Artfinder</strong></a> is a marketplace for independent artists - we are 52% women and 48% men, and our women outperform our men on almost every metric. So why are things so different in the high end art world?</p>

<h3>Help accelerate the gender agenda</h3>

<p>Gender inequality in the art world is a <a href="/External.aspx?u=https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Activity/7608/Stand-up-to-ArtWorldSexism" target="_blank"><strong>huge issue</strong></a>, and one that is too often ignored or shrugged off as though it were something that can never be changed. We&rsquo;re proving it can.&nbsp;</p>

<p>Join us to combat <a href="/External.aspx?u=https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Activity/7608/Stand-up-to-ArtWorldSexism" target="_blank">#ArtWorldSexism</a> standing in solidarity with 52 red balloons to represent our female artists, and 48 blue balloons to represent our male&nbsp;artists&nbsp;in Trafalgar Square on 8 March from 8am.</p>

<p>In association with&nbsp;<strong><a href="/External.aspx?u=https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Activity/7608/Stand-up-to-ArtWorldSexism" target="_blank">International Women&#39;s Day 2017</a></strong>, we&#39;re <strong><a href="/External.aspx?u=http://equality.artfinder.com/" target="_blank">running a campaign</a></strong> to stand up to art world sexism. We&#39;re also asking art organisations around the world to <strong>#BeBoldForChange</strong> and share their data on gender representation.</p>

<h3>Artfinder&#39;s data on gender</h3>

<p>We&#39;re also working with New York-based artist and feminist <a href="/External.aspx?u=https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Activity/7608/Stand-up-to-ArtWorldSexism" target="_blank"><strong>Jennifer Dalton</strong></a> on a series of small works exploring Artfinder&#39;s data on gender.</p>

<p>Artfinder CEO, Jonas Almgren comments:</p>

<p>&quot;We&rsquo;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&rsquo;t realise was how much passion, emotion and anger this campaign would stir up. Women are still woefully under-represented in the high-end art world and it&rsquo;s remarkably overlooked as an issue. One of the biggest problems is a <a href="/External.aspx?u=https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Activity/7608/Stand-up-to-ArtWorldSexism"><strong>lack of reliable data</strong></a>, so that&rsquo;s where we&rsquo;re starting.&quot;</p>

<h3>Passionate to #BeBoldForChange in the art world?</h3>

<p>Turn up at 8am on March 8 at Trafalgar Square and show your support for accelerating the visibility and success of women in the art world.</p>

<p><a href="/External.aspx?u=https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stand-up-to-artworldsexism-in-trafalgar-square-tickets-32086693163/amp" target="_blank"><strong>Register Here</strong></a></p>
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