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Women Artists' Associations (with members)
Women Artists' Groups (self-formed by artists)
A.I.R.: Women's art cooperative gallery
founded in 1972 located in New York City
A.M.M.A.A.: The Archive for Mapping Mother Artists in Asia
(Asia, international, India)
Set up in 2016 by Dr Ruchika Wason Singh, College of Art, New Delhi.
All My Independent Women
a blog which began as an exhibition in 2005 and continues as an exhibition project/archive and information resource.
Anonymous was a Woman
This organisation offers awards of an unrestricted grant of $25,000 that enables women artists, over 40 years of age and at a significant juncture in their lives or careers, to continue to grow and pursue their work.
Archiv des Vereins der Berliner Kunstlerinnen
Extensive archive of women artists in Berlin since 1867, now part of ADK Archive
Art + feminism Wikipediathon website
ArtTable is a national membership organization dedicated to advancing women's professional leadership in the visual arts.
Arte & Feminismo at UFRGS
Arte y Genero
A research group on art and gender at Universidad de Malaga, organising courses, lectures, an online journal and conferences.
a TV channel of artist's video/movie materials on art and feminism, created by Evelin Stermitz in 2008.
an American-based gallery and list for feminist art history, 2001-2006 (website deleted)
Asia Women and Art Collective (AWAC Network)
Founded in 1994, this group have organised seminars in Japan and the publication / Visions/, a newsletter in Japanese and a one-off edition in english, / Visions International /(March 1996) to promote feminist perspectives in Japan.
Asian American Women Artists Association
Organises exhibitions, publications, education projects and administers a support network for its US-wide members
Assemblage: The Women's New Media Gallery
(1995-2005) curated by Carolyn Guertin, for trAce Online Writing Community
AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions
website/organisation to research 20th C women artists founded by Camille Morineau in 2014
Biblioteca de Mujeres Artistas
a blog on books on women artists
- Association which produces a Women's Art Biennale in Ferrara, Italy, part of UDI, Unione del Donne in Italia (1984-2012)
an internet project to present and network women working in new media, led by Ulrike Rosenbach. Site has closed.
Bildwechsel / Kunstlerinnenarchiv
the major archive in Hamburg of women's art, founded in 1979
Cinenova is Britain's only women's film and distribution agency, a non-profit company, founded in 1991, from a merger between Cinenova and Cinema of Women (see Felicity Sparrow, interview, 'Forming Circles' vol.34, July 2014)
City of Women Festival, Slovenia
Founded in 1995, and held annually in Ljubljana since then..
Constant: Association for Art and Media
run by Laurence Rassel, Brussels
Contemporary Art and Feminism
Formed in 2013, based at University of Sydney, to explore and bring together those with an interest in contemporary art and feminism.
cyberfem: feminism on the electronic landscape
Site has now closed but information is available from the link. Archive of the exhibition (2006-2007) organised by Ana Maria Collado in Spain
now closed. History documented in catalogue Zen D'art (2010)
Das Verborgene Museum
The Hidden Museum was founded in 1984 and organises exhibitions of contemporary and historical exhibitions, but particularly specialising in exploring the work of women artists in Berlin of the 1920s and 1930s.
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum
Permanently houses and presents Judy Chicago's The Dinner Party alongside a rolling programme of exhibitions, projects and events.
Elles@Centre Pompidou blog
FAAB (Feminist Art Action Brigade)
A feminist artists group in Japan, initiated in 2003, (first manifesto is still online)
Faces: Women, Art, Technology
Although the website has not been updated since 2013, and only older postings can be found there, the email list continues for current members.
Feminist Art Collective (March 2013 - 2015)
Feminist Art Collective organised last conference in Toronto, September 2015 at OCAD. Produced Women's Kit , online resources and materials, 2015. Project continued with residency for artists, see blog on tumblr.com.
Feminist Art Local/Global Research (email list on JISCmail)
Set up by Katy Deepwell and Laura Leuzzi for exchange of information and discussions.
Feminist Art Project (at Rutgers University)
started in 2006 to list events and commemorate historic anniversaries in the American Women's Art Movement from the 1970s, continues as news service, archived site and annual day of events at College Art Associations' annual conferences.
FemLink-Art: The International Video Artists' Collective
Curators : Veronique Sapin and C. M. Judge, 149 women video artists from 54 countries.
Femmes a L'Honneur: Leur Realisation: Women Artists in Canada Artists
Biographies of women artists developed by the National Library of Canada in 2002 (no longer updated)
The Temporäre Autonome Zone is an independent experimental exhibition platform produced by Lisa Ruyter with ff, a group of international women artists who meet regularly to collaborate on feminist projects. Based at Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna. Current website documents events until 2016.
FKF | Frauenkunstforum Südwestfalen
a kunstverein / regional network for women artists in Germany
Frauen Museum organises and hosts exhibitions in its premises in Bonn. Founded by Marianne Pitzen, since 1981, the organisation has organised several 100 exhibitions on women's art.
Founded in 1984, the site documents current and past exhibitions.
Gallerie Brigitte Mauch, Goppingen
Based in different organisational groups in different cities/regions - Stuttgart, Munich, Freiburg, Brandenburg, Koeln, Hamburg, Karlsruhe, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Schleswig-Holstein, Wuppertal, Bonn, Heidelberg - founded in 1926. GEDOK offers residencies, prizes, and supports women in the arts through a wide range of events.
This is an 11-month educational/residency programme women artists' network/project based in Germany for women artists professional development in Berlin. It is funded by the women's foundation, Goldrausch e.v.,
a group in Belgium organising exhibitions with contemporary women artists (1996-2014?) see 'An Unexpected Journey : Vrouw En Kunst' (1997)
h.arta is a group of 3 women organising projects in Romania since 2001.
Hackney Flashers (archive of women's group from 1974-1980)
Members were: An Dekker, Sally Greenhill, Gerda Jager, Liz Heron, Michael Ann Mullen, Maggie Murray, Christine Roche, Jo Spence and Julia Vellacott. Site documents two main projects Women and Work (1975) and Who's Holding the Baby? (1978).
documentation project of the Canadian Women's Calendar, 1974-1995
Hogkvarteret ccc (curatorial collaborative collective)
website covers groups' activities 2011-2013. Reference to founding in 2009.
HOUSE WORK CASTLE MILK WOMAN HOUSE
Castle Milk's Woman House was a Glasgow project in 1990, emulating Womanhouse (1972), now archived at Glasgow Women's Library.
Latest project, 2016-2017, 'on the water' is a boat touring the canals in the North West of England and West Yorkshire.
IMAN, International Muslimah Women Artists Network
Established by Nora Hammoude and Safiya Godlas, a network and online member's gallery, based in the USA, site no longer operates: http://www.imanworld.org/Site_7/IMAN_.html
International Association of Women's Museums
Founded 2012 in Alice Springs, Australia - registered office at Frauen Museum, Bonn.
International Incheon Women Artists Biennale
Held since 2004, in 2006, 2007 and 2009 and 2011. Site documents these Biennales. In 2011, Incheon Biennale published 'Experiences: Asian Women in Global Culture'.
International Museum of Muslim Women: Muslima: Muslim Women's Art & Voices
(USA, Sharjah, Denmark, The Philippines )
An offshoot of the Global Fund for Women aiming to profile Muslim women's voices in art and culture
IOWA Women Artists Oral History Project
An oral history project of 79 women artists interviewed in 1998-1999
Kathe Kollwitz Museum, Berlin
KKS, ”Kvindelige Kunstneres Samfund” / Danish Women Artists Association
(Copenhagen, founded 1916) Celebrating 100 years of activity supporting women artists in Denmark in 2016
Korean American Women Artists and Writers Association (KAWAWA)
Site - http://www.kawawa.org/ - no longer active. Group still registered in San Francisco. Facebook page has replaced this link.
Kvindemuseet i Danmark/ Women's Museum in Denmark
The Museum houses the KiK (Kunst I Kultur) archives comprising documentation from the Women's Festival in Copenhagen in 1980 and owns works from the Danish Women Artists Association
La Centrale, Galerie Powerhouse
Montreal women artists gallery started in 1973
Make: formerly Women's Art Library in the UK
now housed at Goldsmiths' College Library in London
Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Exhibits
from the Mabel Smith Douglass Library, Douglass College Rutgers-the State University of NJ,USA
Mentoring Artists for Women's Art Inc.
a Canadian initiative for women artists
Midmarch Arts Press
Mit: archive 2001-2008
a Zurich based group of 11 female artists, organising interventions in public and private spaces
Mommy by Susan Silas and Chrysanne Stathacos
(International, USA, Canada)
Interviews with contemporary women artists working for more than 20 years.
Moore Women Artists
network for women artists from Moore College of Art and Design, Canada
a feminist activist group, organising projects in Argentina
Museo Virtual de Artes El Pais - Muva Project
virtual exhibition of 11 women from Uruguay - curated by Director Alicia Haber and Editor Laszlo Erdelyi
Museum Anna Nordlander
a collection of feminist/ women artists work from Sweden
National Museum of Women in the Arts,Washington DC
also runs the Clara database on women artists
New Hall Collection, Cambridge
the largest collection of women's art in Europe ! The fourth edition of the catalogue of their collection was published in 2015. Foreword by Ann Jones.
New York Feminist Art Institute
New York's Feminist Art Institute started in 1979 and held workshops, courses and events for feminist artists until 1990.
Old Boy's Network
For cyberfeminist papers with information on Documenta X's Cyberfeminist International
a kunstverein in Bielefeld,Germany of women artists from the region
Paula Modersohn Becker Museum, Bremen.
Historical collection of Paula Modersohn-Becker's work.
Latin American women artists
Re.Act.Feminism: A Performing Archive (2008-2009), (2011-2013)
2nd edition of an exhibition project and archive exploring feminist and gendercritical performance art from the 1960s to the early 1980s with a focus on re-enactment.
a blog on women artists and culture
Retracing the Feminist Art Program
a site exploring the history of women artists involved in the Feminist Art program in the early 1970s
A women artists gallery in Bali
Strategies for contemporary feminism: Exquisite Acts and Everyday Rebellions
conference papers from California Institute for Arts in Valencia, 2007
a feminist socio-cultural intervention group dedicated to provide women with access to digital technologies in Montreal, Canada
Sudanese Women Artists Association
SVBK, Amsterdam (women artist's organisation), archive housed at Atria
Archive of Stichting Vrouwen in de Beeldende Kunst (SVBK).SVBK's archives on women artists, collected between 1976-1993 are at Atria (formerly known as Aletta), Women's Library in the Netherlands.
Testimonies: In a Female Voice
(Czech Republic, Slovakia)
Testimonies: In a Female Voice was put together as a result of a team project of students of the Theory of New Media and Design at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, led by Zuzana Štefková and focuses on Czech and Slovak women artists.
The Feminist Portal: the heterodoxical, sprawling expanse of work by women
This feminist portal lists additional information on women artists covered by Siglio Press
Vera Ermolaeva Foundation of Contemporary Feminist Art Initiatives (Moscow)(until 2015)
initiative of Natalya Eryomenko
film and video distribution, Quebec,Canada
We Are WIA
Blog documenting the past and present programmes of a collective in Toronto, which developed out of Centre for Women's Studies in Education (CWSE) at (OISE), University of Toronto.
Faith Wilding's site about the Womanhouse (Los Angeles, 1972) project, with works, photos, essays describing it.
an annual women artist's workshop project in Thailand
Women Art and Revolution
Website for Lynn Hershman Leeson's film Women, Art and Revolution
Women Art Revolution (!WAR) collection: Voices of a Movement
Transcripts and video footage by Lynn Hershman Leeson, used in Women, Art and Revolution
Women Artists Archives National Directory (WAAND)
A database of archives of women artists in the USA which possess material on or about women artists, run by Rutgers University
Women in the Arts Foundation (WIA)
founded in 1971, incorporated in 1973 as a not-for-profit.
Women in the Arts, Singapore (WITAS)(active between 1999-2005)
The former website has closed. The work of this group is documented in Bridget Tracey Tan's book Women Artists in Singapore (2011).
Women Make Movies
A non-profit feminist distributor of more than 400 films and videotapes
Women Painters of Washington
Women Printmakers of Austin
A US printmakers group
WomenArts (formerly) Fund for Women Artists
Based since Summer 2012 in Berkeley, runs SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) days, active since 1994.
a virtual Womanhouse project curated/edited by Amelia Jones et al.
Site currently down.
Women's Art Register
Founded in 1975, Women's Art Register is an archive of women artists in Australia.
Women's Art Resource Centre
Was an active centre for women artists until 2014. Website has closed.
Women's Audio Archive (Marysia Lewandowska)
a collection of audio tapes of talks and interviews compiled by the artist from 1983 onwards...
Womens Caucus for the Arts
A national organisation for women in the arts
Women's Studio Workshop
since 1974 has provided working studios, artists residencies, artists book publishing. Located in the Hudson Valley ninety miles from NYC.
World's Women On-line
a project by Muriel Magenta
Writing Feminist Art Histories
A blog set up around a one day workshop at University of Edinburgh (Oct 2012): further workshop planned for May 2013 in York.