Artist Parent Index

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Artist Parent Index is a searchable database about artists, artmaking, childbirth, reproduction, parenting, art practice and theory.

Supporting Artistic Motherhood

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"For as long as I can remember, I imagined I would be a mother. For as long as I can remember, I also imagined I would be a writer, an artist and a creative. I was never aware that these two things are often thought of as mutually exclusive.…

Four Artists on How Motherhood Impacted Their Lives and Careers

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PBS documentary "A KCET documentary looks at artists who have made motherhood a part of their careers, even as they have navigated the difficulties of the art world."

Women Artists Mid-Career Challenges

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"Any artist’s mid-career period—which, for this story, is loosely defined as an artist who has been working continuously for at least a decade—can be fraught. But it is especially challenging for female artists, who face deeply…

Cultural ReProducers

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Cultural ReProducers are an evolving group of active cultural workers who are also parents. This site is for anyone interested in making the art world a more inclusive and interesting place by supporting arts professionals raising kids. Excellent…

The Myth About Having Children as an Artist

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Hyperallergic op-ed by Daniel Gerwin "Curators, residency directors, gallerists, art professors, and other artists all gravitate to the word "distraction" when talking about artists having kids."

Mothers in Arts – Residency 2017

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Mothers in Arts Residency (MA Residency) will be a studio space combined with a communal nursery. The Residency is specialized in supporting emerging women artists, who are also mothers. Mothers in Arts is free of charge; the artists agree on…