Wom@rts aims to highlight the contribution of women to the European cultural heritage and diversity, and to tackle gender inequality by supporting their presence in the of Market from a cross-sectoral perspective, promoting a wide range of mobility actions, knowledge, tools, training activities and events.
It as an European project promoted by the following network of public and private non-for profit organisations and supported by the European Commission through its Creative Europe Programme:
Through Wom@rts, the Commission supports a very ambitious initiative, which plans to revert to some degree the very negative statistics related to the presence and recognition of women artists and cultural professionals (see some first data attached).
In that context and over the next 4 years (between 2018 and 2021), Wom@rts will promote a series of activities, such as: The creation and promotion of a charter in defence of gender equality practices in culture and of a network of "Ambassadors"; Research and study to gather homogenous data on the situation; The creation of an international online platform to promote women artists; The organization of artistic residencies in the fields of engraving/printmaking, comics and digital/lense-based arts (mobility of emerging artists); The opening and roaming of a commemorative exhibition of the 70th Anniversary of the publication of the book of Simone de Beauvoir "The Second Sex"; Masterclasses, workshops and conferences; Training courses for creators and cultural entrepreneurs; or the participation of artists and intellectuals in different international cultural festivals, among other activities.
The project is partially financed by: