THE PROCREATE PROJECT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH DESPERATE ARTWIVES is proud to announce
THE MOTHER HOUSE: AN EXPERIMENTAL ART SPACE FOR MOTHER-ARTISTS.
A dedicated creative space for FOR LONDON-BASED MOTHER-ARTISTS TO TAKE PART IN A SHORT TERM EXPERIMENT TO EXPLORE A LONG TERM VISION AND MAKE IT A REALITY.
We invite you to join us for an exploratory month into the intersection between the roles of mother and artist, observing the importance of their impact on private lives and within society.
The Mother House will provide a familiar context to share and reveal both the challenges and privileges of being a mother. The space will provide the freedom to work independently or alongside your children and it will provide opportunities to work in collaboration with other artists to create a supportive and inspiring network.
The Mother House idea is born in response to the urge of “making” within the life-changing experience of motherhood, offering a collaborative yet intimate space to curate our practice whilst ensuring the journey into motherhood is fed in a creative and inclusive way.
This experiment will turn into an art work itself as a documentary, which will be shown for a final open-house day, celebrating this journey and exhibiting all the works created during this time.
The House as an art space:
The House will be organised by creative discipline: : visual arts, performing arts and a music/recording. Each will have their own dedicated room.
Artists can bring their own materials, however we are working to confirm sponsor to provide a range of art materials for both artists and children.
The kitchen and living room will be the meeting point for the artists to chat over a cup of tea and exchange ideas. This can function as a space for admin, writings and it will also host workshops and talks for both artists and children.
The crèche/play area will be run by professional like-minded childminders with art-oriented activities coordinated by one of the mother-artists involved in the project.
The full list and presentation of the artists part of the Mother House will be published soon.
WE ARE STILL COLLECTING submissions of INTEREST WHILst LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT premises.
TO express your interest, EMAILUS AT: INFO@PROCREATEPROJECT.COM
Use as email subject “waiting for the Mother house“
Tell us about your work and how this space would benefit your art practice
Indicate which area of London would work best for you
Let us know about any time-off you have planned for this summer between the end of July and end of September
Long term view:
The art studio area would be a dedicated space for mother-artists to cultivate their practice. The crèche will have flexible hours and drop in service with affordable rates. A programme of activities, talks, exhibitions, workshops will be organised on a weekly basis and some of them will be interactive projects between artists and children. The studio would double as an exhibition space where the art produced is displayed and promoted as a constant celebration of the art of motherhood, thus encouraging new artistic and professional opportunities.
- Find athe site to rent in London
- Find funding and resources
- Set Up a Creche area and facilities
- Buy materials
- Welcoming you to our house!
More about US:
We are the Procreate Project and the Desperate Artwives
Read our Manifesto here
If you believe in this project and would like to make this happen please support us by donating, sharing, sending your feedback.