Stand up to #ArtWorldSexism in Trafalgar Square
When: Mar 8 2017
Where: London, United Kingdom
Challenge bias in the art world
This International Women's Day come join us to stand in solidarity with our female artists in Trafalgar Square on 8 March, 2017 from 8am.
Artfinder 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?
Help accelerate the gender agenda
Gender inequality in the art world is a huge issue, and one that is too often ignored or shrugged off as though it were something that can never be changed. We’re proving it can.
Join us to combat #ArtWorldSexism standing in solidarity with 52 red balloons to represent our female artists, and 48 blue balloons to represent our male artists in Trafalgar Square on 8 March from 8am.
In association with International Women's Day 2017, we're running a campaign to stand up to art world sexism. We're also asking art organisations around the world to #BeBoldForChange and share their data on gender representation.
Artfinder's data on gender
We're also working with New York-based artist and feminist Jennifer Dalton on a series of small works exploring Artfinder's data on gender.
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 under-represented 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."
Passionate to #BeBoldForChange in the art world?
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.