Year

2017

Summary

Womarts aims to highlight and support the creativity of women from a cross-sectoral perspective with a focus on the following sectors of the Cultural and Creative Industries: Literature/publishing/comics; Fine & Visual arts including printmaking, lens based media, new digital tendencies; Performing arts (music & performances); Cinema.

Lead Partner

Auditorio de Galicia (Spain)

Co-Partner(s)
  • Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland
  • Auditorio De Galicia, Spain
  • Applied Arts University, Rijeka, Croatia
  • Centre Audiovisuel Simone De Beauvoir, France
  • Communauté d'Agglomération Du Grand Angouleme, France
  • Fundacion Municipal De Cultura De Aviles, Spain
  • Hay Festival Of Literature & Arts, UK
  • Umetnostna Galerija Maribor, Slovenia
  • Viesoji Istaiga Vilniaus Rotuse, Lithuania
  • Women In Film & Television Finland, Finland
Funding Strand

Cooperation Projects

Community Grant

€1,566,890

Description

WOMARTS (2017 - 2021) will highlight and support the creativity of women from a cross-sectoral perspective with a focus on: Literature/publishing/comics; Fine and Visual arts including printmaking, lens based media, new digital tendencies; Performing arts (music and performances); Cinema.

The project will include particular focus on the marketing and entrepreneurial capacity of female creatives and maximise opportunities derived from a better use of new technology and digitisation.

The project will: 

  • Support the capacity of European cultural and creative sectors to operate transnationally via capacity building activitie; the creation of an e-Platform as a new business and marketing tool to promote artists, and to a mid-term strategy.
  • Promote the transnational circulation of cultural and creative works and operators to reach new audiences in Europe and beyond, in particular through the mobility of “Masters”, female artists in residencies, roaming of the exhibition or participation to special events and festivals.
  • Support transnational policy cooperation in order to foster policy development, innovation, audience building and new business models, in particular through the Strategy and Charter.
Testimonial from Irish Partner

Limerick School of Art & Design at Limerick Institute of Technology completed a very successful printmaking residency for the project in October 2019 including an artist’s discussion. We hosted two professional development workshops for women in the visual arts and a Steering Group meeting in Limerick in 2019.

We have also worked on text translations for the opening of the first Wom@rts exhibition, and on proofreading the Wom@rts research for the English edition. In 2020, we will work with partners in WIFT (Finland) on creating a series of Capacity Building workshops for emerging female creatives.

We have seen great benefits in terms of working with our partners through the residency programmes. Irish artists have been enabled to travel to France and Spain to carry out residencies. The printmaking residency forged wonderful links with creatives from ten partner countries. We look forward to our 2020 training programme and to hosting our 2021 exhibition of the work made on the residencies.

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