The true problems relate to the invisible architecture of these institutions that cannot or will not respond to the needs of parents.
Both male and female faculty internalize the idea that responsibility for raising children precludes serious art and then they recapitulate it.
COVID-19 demolished the canard that serious work is incompatible with family life. We can no longer entertain the illusion that raising children requires a total sacrifice of any other endeavor.
The Interlude Artist Residency in the Hudson Valley gives artists focused time to work “without ignoring the real and often conflicting requirements of parenthood.”
44.4 Mothers/Artists Collective is making space in Ottawa and the Outaouais region for artists who are mothers, who have been habitually overlooked in the art world.
Amir H. Fallah, Ellen Lesperance, Joyce Kozloff, and other artists share their experiences with residencies.
Edgar Arceneaux, Shaun Leonardo, Mckendree Key, and other artists share the creative methods they are using to engage and educate their children.
The Let Down Reflex is essential viewing for anyone engaged with issues of caring economies, so-called “women’s work,” or the question of living wages for the art world’s service workers.