Art4Equality is an initiative launched in 2019 supporting gender equality themed art exhibitions and special projects including films and public art by female identifying artists and allies.
The mission of Art4Equality is to create empowering artwork and exhibitions that can impact social change, raise awareness and inspire our community. Art4Equality additionally facilitates opportunities by providing mentorship to female identifying artists, as well as special programing such as panel discussions, performances, and educational art events.
Art4Equality empowers by creating a platform for progress. By supporting the work of underrepresented and marginalized artists, Art4Equality demonstrates the value, quality, and diversity of their contributions to the community, encourages an inclusive dialogue, and promotes equality for all.
Art4Equality is a sponsored initiative of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit 501(c)(3) arts service organization.
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Total Number Of Professional Artists in The US as Measured by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (www.arts.gov)
MFA graduates are women (Artnet News). More than 46% of total visual artists are female according to 2019 Report by National Endowment of The Arts.
Women on average earn 74¢ for every dollar made by male artists according to National Endowment of The Arts
Art by female arists acquired by top museums in the US for their permanent collections in the last decade. 29,247 works by female artists were acquired by 26 top museums in the United States, out of 260,470 total works. (NY Times)
Representation of female artists in museums and galleries. Out of over 10,000 artists in the permanent collections of 18 prominent art museums in the U.S., 87% are male (Public Library of Science) 13.7% of living female artists are represented by galleries in Europe and North America. (Artnet News)
Solo exhibitions in the US at major institutions devoted to women artists out of 590 major exhibitions by nearly 70 institutions reviewed. In another study of 820,000 exhibitions across the public and commercial (gallery) sectors in 2018, only one third are by female artists. (The Art Newspaper)
Artworks by women sold at auction between 2008 – 2019. More than $196.6 billion has been spent on art at auction during this time frame, of this work made by women accounts for just $4 billion. (Artnet News)
of the 150 statues in the New York City outdoor public spaces honor women. City Hall has recently confirmed (in March 2019) an additional 4 to be installed bring total to 6% female. (New York Times)
2 works by women have ever broken into the top 100 auction sales for paintings, despite women being the subject matter for approximately half of the top 25. (Artsy, Art Market 2019 Report)
– National Endowment of the Arts, April 2019
– New York Times, September 2019
– Artsy, March 2019
-The Art Newspaper, January 2019
– Public Library Of Science, March 2019
-Artnet News, September 2019
Exhibitions + Public Art
Art4Equality raises funds for gender equality themed art exhibitions and Public Art projects that impact social change, raise awareness and inspire our community.
Art4Equality presents educational art events and special programing including panel discussions, workshops, and performances.
Art4Equality facilitates opportunities by providing mentorship and guidance to female identifying artists in need.