Procreate Project was founded in 2013 is an art social enterprise and has grown to become a pioneering arts organisation driven by an ethos that strives for innovation and sociocultural impact.

The main aim is to support the professional development of contemporary artists who are also mothers, working across multiple disciplines.

We are dedicated to producing bold, interdisciplinary projects, embracing the risk necessary to achieve a sea change in the perception and normalization of women’s artistic output as part of the cultural landscape.

Today Procreate Project offers online and offline platforms and opportunities for the display, screen and staging of works and connections with peers and organisations that can support artists at different stages of their development.

3–5% of the artworks in major permanent collections in the U.S. and Europe are made by women artists, Procreate Project, through its actions and advocacy, strives towards equal representation for [self-identifying] women working in the arts and creative industries.

Our new approaches and platforms also aim to drive the attention of the wider UK and international public to a broad-spectrum of universal themes that have traditionally been overlooked and devalued, such as body representation, female identities, domestic labour, childbirth and sexuality, miscarriage, loss, and maternal health.

In the long-term, the projects and innovative models have demonstrated to also benefit the mental health and artists’ well-being by making the production of new work possible, with or without the presence of children, offering representation, sustain their artistic identity and confidence, and access a supportive peer-community, in-turn developing healthy families and young people.

The Procreate Project umbrella includes:

  • Events and exhibitions

  • Workshops and educational programmes

  • Art commissions

  • Mother Art Prize

  • Online and offline Art sales

  • The Mother House studios – a unique model of affordable artists’ studios with integrated childcare, where children are welcome in the workspace.

“One of the most innovative civic initiatives in London in 2018. The Mother House Studios has the potential to inspire step change in various sectors and the project will have a much bigger impact if spread around the city.” – Sadiq Khan

Our partners and supporters:

Arts Council England, Royal College of Art, Mayor of London, The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Women’s Art Library at Goldsmiths University of London, King’s College London, Zabludowicz Collection, IKLECTIK, Mimosa House, Create London, AWITA, LADA Live Art Development Agency, Elephant West, The Showroom, Elephant Magazine, Create London, Colart, Richard Saltoun

Contact us at

info@procreateproject.com

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