Why do we need a feminist art gallery? Why is WMG an important space in Chicago? We are rolling out a total of 25 reasons to support WMG in its 25th year, so we can put this into words for you! Take a look at the first 5 now for a major dose of inspiration. Please check back on this list to watch it populate throughout the month!
We will be doing a month long campaign from December 5 – 31 (25 days), to share with supporters 25 reasons to support WMG as we approach our 25th anniversary. Over the course of the month, we’ll send out a total of 5 emails, each unveiling + detailing 5 reasons to support. Our fundraising goal will be $25,000 for the month of December.
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Experimentation in art form
“Experimentation in art form”;
One of few feminist institutions in the world
“One of few feminist institutions in the world”;
Nurturing Ground for Independent Artists
“Nurturing Ground for Independent Artists”;
Cultivation of Curatorial Practices
“Cultivation of Curatorial Practices ”;
WMG is now able to realize its long-term goal which is to remove all fees from the application process of group shows. This allows a higher level of accessibility to anyone who may want to participate in an exhibition at WMG. It is important to us that we are constantly looking for ways to break down barriers that may prevent artists from showing their work at the gallery.
Cultivating Artistic Careers
“Cultivating Artistic Careers”;
It is important for artists to have access to resources as they develop their professional careers, and WMG is continuing to craft new ways to assist the evolution of the artists practicing in the Chicago community. Important topics for supporting artists through their art must continue to be explored, like workshops and lectures for growing a business and discovering new outlets/strategies for selling art.
One of the driving forces of WMG is the community it works to serve. We strive to provide a variety of programs that are available to our network, and provoke dialogue or further thought. This can be in the form of fellowship events, artist talks, poetry readings, film screenings, and endless other possibilities. WMG’s programs are what bring artists and non-artists alike together to meet, and perhaps discover something new.
WMG strives to make the gallery a place that welcomes those of all ages and backgrounds. There is no way WMG can continue to inform progress in equality through highlighting the voices of the marginalized in the community without continuing to work towards a broader reach of those who exhibit as well as engage with the space.
We are lucky to have a beautiful space that lends itself to an array of exhibitions and programs. WMG has cultivated the gallery to signify a safe space for anyone to partake in thoughtful discussion or meditation. It is increasingly important that there are spaces like WMG in the city where all are welcome in a place that fosters an atmosphere of respect, no matter your background.
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