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Supporting Mother-Artists

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MOTHERS ARE MAKING ART

On-line and printed exhibits of art and text

M.A.M.A.

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Celebrating the most empowering and creative of the life experience, becoming a mother

ProCreate Project is a platform aiming to provide practical help and financial support for artists, enabling them to continue producing work during pregnancy and motherhood.
We aim to help artists build and combine their new existence as mothers with their practice.
ProCreate Project dedicates itself to the already existent yet unendorsed network of professional, creative women, artists all living through this powerful life experience.
ProCreate Project works alongside the creative compulsion of mothers (to-be) who are feeling or have experienced this power, in order for them to advance productively and connect them with the forefront of creative business, correlating them with each other, with relevant movements, scenes and diverse niche groups in society.

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ARTISTS – MOTHERS ART GALLERY

This is an on-line art gallery featuring the work and the life experience of artists who are mothers.  
We support and run unique and innovative interdisciplinary projects with and for creative women and there are currently three on going productions.
ONGOING CALL FOR MOTHERS, ARTISTS TO BE PART OF THIS ON-LINE GALLERY AND OUR NEXT EXHIBITIONS

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    The Mother House

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    Charity Blansit

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    Procreate Project Archive

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    Rachel Fallon

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    Beth Grossman

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    Beth Goobic

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    Sarah Nicolls

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    Nuša Pavko

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    TRANSIT SPACES – Ruchika Wason Singh

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For information on how to get involved email us at
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stories of creative mothers

This blog tells about women, artists and their creative compulsion during pregnancy; their identity, their body changing, life and work experiences.

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    M.A.M.A. Issue n.18: Alex March

    I spent the first two years of motherhood not writing, because (well, I was busy trying to survive, but also), all I could fathom writing about was my son and the experience of being a mother. My life was saturated in motherhood, and I was scared that if I began writing about it too, this “Mom” identity would swallow me.

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    M.A.M.A. Issue n.17: Beth Grossman and Nadia Colburn

    I spent the first two years of motherhood not writing, because (well, I was busy trying to survive, but also), all I could fathom writing about was my son and the experience of being a mother. My life was saturated in motherhood, and I was scared that if I began writing about it too, this “Mom” identity would swallow me.

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    M.A.M.A. Issue n.16: Minna Dubin and Judy Kronenfeld

    I spent the first two years of motherhood not writing, because (well, I was busy trying to survive, but also), all I could fathom writing about was my son and the experience of being a mother. My life was saturated in motherhood, and I was scared that if I began writing about it too, this “Mom” identity would swallow me.

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If there are any pregnant woman, or mothers who can relate with these notions please get in touch if you’d like to share, promote or collaborate.

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Our projects and collaborations with creative women requires support. Help us grow. Ensuring further support and new artistic births.

Thank you for your interest and support so far.

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PCP Manifesto

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 FOCUS

– Hold events that challenge the stereotypes of pregnancy and make significant social and cultural changes.
– Empower women from around the world during this life transforming
process by displaying an unrestricted number of art works, creating a site-specific installation that showcases all of the contributing artists, making the art of motherhood manifest.
– Raise awareness of the positive impact becoming a mother can bring for the mothers and their collaborators: Mothers can be the bravest, most determined, creative and passionate people to work with.
– Create more spaces for women in the contemporary art world and facilitate the realization of new mothers-artists works.

MISSION
– Build a platform that can provide practical help and financial support for
artists and help artists build and combine their existence as mothers with their practice.
– Connect artists with the forefront of creative business, creating networks and links with relevant movements, scenes and diverse niche groups.
– Support, showcase and promote artist’s projects through on and off line events, activities and campaigns.
– Develop communities that encourage open discussions between mothers and audience.
– Provide space, facilities and drop-in childcare services to enable creative development.

ACTIONS
Present
– Exposure via online art gallery International exchange of artists’ work with M.A.M.A., in collaboration with the MOM Museum and The MOM egg
Review. (UK/USA)
– Provide a source of information on subjects including art and maternity, from an artistic, academic and neurobiological standpoint.

Future
– Tour internationally displaying artist’s work via exhibits, festivals ect.
– Investing financially in artists’ work via fundraising and commercial productions’ profits, such as ticket sales and space rental.

PROCREATE PROJECT SPACE
  • ART STUDIO
  • REHEARSAL SPACE
  • GALLERY
  • DROP IN CHILDCARE

The studio doubles as an exhibition space where the art produced is displayed and promoted as a constant celebration of the art of motherhood, thus encouraging new artistic and professional opportunities.

*in collaboration with Simbiosi Architects

The Mother-House 

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    The Mother House

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    Procreate Project Archive

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    FOETUS – THE PERFORMANCE

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    The Placenta Effect

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    GRAVIDUS – Claire Hickey

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    OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS. JOIN US

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Procreate Project – The story behind

When pregnancy happened I was completely taken aback. I was so afraid of losing myself. Professionally, I was exactly where I wanted to be. Pregnancy is so often looked upon as a career killer. Unsurprisingly, I thought everything I had achieved so far was about to disappear. How could someone who had worked tirelessly 14-hour days, curating arts and public relation events, suddenly be expected to give all that up in order to become nothing more than “a mom”?!

Six weeks pregnant, love brought me to London. I was sure my background, languages and outgoing personality would make it quite easy to find a job here… but it was much harder than expected. 

With hindsight, despite the frustration of not finding a job in this city of opportunities, I have come to believe that everything happened for a reason.

I started to feel this incredible force from within, as he was growing inside of me.

After the 5th month of pregnancy my body underwent enormous changes: my belly grew bigger and as my physical transformation became more apparent, that force inside of me also grew stronger and more physical.

I was being influenced by that wondrous little creature that was generating a creative rush like I had never felt before, inspiring me to become even more driven and persevering.

I was in full bloom. I wanted to drown myself in the ocean of creative ideas crossing my mind; start painting and playing music again. So one night, before falling asleep, I suddenly pictured the logo in my mind’s eye: a light bulb and a foetus…and I would call it ProCreate. Just like that it came to me. At first I thought it was the beginning of an event; I was not sure what I was creating it for, and I was alone when I started this journey. But now I have travel companions and I am building up my company, and it is all thanks to this creative process that I experienced in my life…when I least expected it!

I struggled to find a community where other female artists could express this creative feeling or, indeed, any medium that talked about the connection between creativity and pregnancy. I wondered whether I might be going crazy; was I really the only woman on earth to be feeling this way? It surprised me that the information readily available on the internet regarding pregnancy mostly deals with all the problems you are likely to face – It is such a negative approach – theres is very little that talks of, or celebrates this phenomenon artistically.

So I started advertising online for other female artists who may relate to me and my newfound passion, and it was not long before responses started to pour in.

By sharing my story with other artists I finally realized that what I felt was real. After a long period of solitude, I felt I had found something beyond my initial expectations: the friendships I have formed with all these women, and the stories I have heard from other females are simply amazing. I am not saying that every woman feels or should feel as we do, but there are many that do and I truly believe it is important to empower and support that – and them. This journey helped me rearrange my priorities and find out what really mattered to me.

There are women who have created incredible art and worked more passionately during pregnancy, and we definitely need to encourage this and make it possible in any way we can.

Now I´m mother of a 15 months old boy and my dream is to see Procreate Project becoming an agency dedicated to women, artists; with the determination to showcase and produce artistic creations with and for creative mothers / to-be.
Dyana Gravina

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