YES OF COURSE WE ARE MOTHERS / MANIFESTO
Duae is a collective and a family: visual artists and full-time mothers. Since Victoria and Noah were born, we have decided to live fully as artists and unite art and motherhood in this experience. Being mothers and artists has made us live in first person the difficulties that exist when working, producing and making your projects known. In these two and a half years we have created a Manifesto, an international network of mother artists that has allowed us to grow and reconcile family life with our work.
Thank you all for supporting our manifesto.
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Yes of Course we are Mothers is a platform created in 2017.
The project is born from our personal experience as artists and mothers during these two year and a half of motherhood and our particular situation of immigrant without a family network, and the social and economic situation of Spain.
Since we are mothers we realized that we live in a society in which taking care of their children is not appreciated and not supported by the government financially.
The theme of family reconciliation is very delicate, so we often live in isolation that has a very important impact on the family economy, which is why our goal is to create a network and a reality of exchange and dialogue for mothers and fathers who want to continue their artistic practice after having children.
Within our incubator we want to follow this line of work and we have these objectives:
1 - Creation of a platform to support and raise a discussion on the issue of motherhood and fatherhood regarding the art world.
2 - Creation of a local network of mother artists and then expand this network internationally and become a reference in Barcelona.
3 - We want experience within our Estudi F in Fabra i Coats, the possibility of creating a space adapted for our children and so that it becomes a small-scale model of studies for other artists and groups that are parents.
4 - Creation of activities, workshop and conferences that become a reference event in Art Factories, Museum and Galleries, dedicated to raising awareness about the positive impact that a mother artist can bring in a space of creation and facilitate the realization of new workspaces.
5 - We want to share ideas and collaborations with organizations, galleries, museums and companies in the creative sector to develop policies and work practices for the family.
6 - Promote creative opportunities through workshops and collaborations with other artists and realities of the territory.
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If you are a museum, university, foundation, gallery, festival, organization, residences space and you want to support our project, we can organize days, workshops, residencies, projects, conferences, exhibitions, etc.
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