“There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice.” – Michelle Obama
As a nonprofit focused on supporting women in the arts, a central part of the inequity women face in the art world today is directly related to the silencing of women of color. How does a woman of color identify as an artist today, how does she determine her value and how does our education system help or hinder her to navigate through the troubled waters of her art career?
On July 19th, FemArt will be hosting a forum discussing these questions as moderated by and posed to women artists of color in Jacksonville's art community.
We are working diligently to move the conversation forward, with the intent of creating equitable systems for all to prosper in the visual arts. With this intention, we need your help to raise funds for our education committee to develop a curriculum around this dialogue. We aim to compensate our speakers, curriculum development, and art school advocates, in order to extend these conversations outside our immediate community.
Art is a powerful, expressive, and educational voice. It transcends the boundaries of communication; it is a snapshot of our place in time, and it tells our stories. Join us as we work to facilitiate inclusivity in the art world, so that everyone's visual voices are understood.