Call for art - Online shop art and publications by artists who are mothers

Procreate Project is launching a new platform for the promotion and dissemination of original art-works, prints and publications made by contemporary artists who are mothers

To further ensure professional development of contemporary, self-identifying, women artists with caring responsibilities, the online shop will promote and sell original art works including painting, photography, sculptures, drawings, illustrations and prints.

The art works don’t have necessarily to respond to or be related to the theme of motherhood.

The Procreate Project shop aims to promote the work made by mothers, no matter what the theme is. 

We will also be selecting hard-to-find publications related to the themes of motherhood, womanhood and feminism.

 
Procreate Project is thrilled to announce that the shop will be curated by Paola Lucente.

Paola Lucente is a London based curator, currently the Head of Visual art and programme at Spazio Murat in Bari, Italy. She has been the Gallery Manager at the Zabludowicz Collection from 2011 to 2016. She has a bachelor in Visual art and a Master in Art Management Psychology and has worked at the Guggenheim Museum, Marian Goodman Gallery, Scope and Volta art fairs in New York City and the Vice Consulate of Newark as curator.

We are now accepting submissions from artists based internationally. If you have any enquiry you contact us at shop@procreateproject.com or fill the online form. 

* Please note there is not guarantee for all the applicants to be included in the shop for its launch

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Open Call for creative mothers - GPS Embroidery With Lizzie Philps

The Creative Mothers programme is an initiative between Art of Libraries and artist Lizzie Philps, supported by Procreate Project and inspired by the Mother House Studio.

A unique opportunity for creative mothers to work with artist Lizzie Philps to explore and diversify understandings of mother, landscape and place.

We would like to invite 5 creative’s to trial a new way of working in Gloucester, with a view to developing sustainable networks of mother/artist/practitioners within the area.

Over two days, we will be using simple techniques to walk and map the city for and with each other, sharing words, places and observations. We will explore high tech tools in a low key way, and will work towards ways of exhibiting the results of our explorations as artworks within Gloucester library.

The workshops will be baby-friendly, with child-care and support provided from the Mother House Stroud team. Dates are 15th and 16th February, with exhibition in Gloucester Library on the 17th February. 

Lizzie’s site specific arts practice has been enhanced by her experience of mothering and maternal identities. Her most recent project, GPS Embroidery, mirrors the to and fro of the embroidery needle but scrawls large on the land, extending the possibilities of who-writes-what-where in and about the British landscape.

About you:

  • We are looking for creative mothers interested in developing networks, skills and creating a collaborative work for Gloucester Library
  • Your child/children are 5 and under and you are able to move around the city of Gloucester with child/children either in sling/pushchair or walking
  • You ideally live in or around the Gloucestershire area – we are particularly keen to encourage creative’s living in Gloucester City to apply

Expectations:

  • You and your child/children will be expected to commit to this project at Gloucester Library from 10am – 3pm with scheduled lunch and breaks on the 15th and 16th February
  • You will assist with the set up of the exhibition on the 16th and be present at the opening on the 17th February
  • Your child/children will be looked after at the library by a professional care provider on the 15th and 16th February

How to apply:
Please send your contact details and complete a statement outlining your suitability for the project and what you hope to gain from this experience in not more than 300 words to Hannah Brady, hannah@creategloucestershire.co.uk
Closing date is 12pm, Tuesday 30th January.


Procreate Project is Hiring for Mother House studio Dagenham

PROCREATE PROJECT IS HIRING Part-time Early Years Educator for the Mother House studio in Dagenham

Vacancy: Artist Educator for Integrated Childcare

Days: 3x days a week (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday)

Hours: 10am to 4pm

Salary: £60 day rate

Reports to: Mother House manager

Based at: The White House, 884 Green Lane, Dagenham, RM8 1BX

The Mother House is the first artist studio with integrated childcare, where children are welcomed into the workspace. The Mother House is now opening at The White House in Dagenham three days per week from 15th January 2018. The model promotes attachment and inclusion, bringing the child’s development closer to the mother’s art practice. Children learn about women’s roles outside the domestic environment.

The selected candidate will be trained to implement the Mother House Educational policy, and will provide an emotionally secure, warm, stimulating and safe environment, appropriate to the needs of individual children and their mothers, within the White House. They will lead arts based educational sessions for the children at the house.

Duties

  • Creative an inspiring setting for child led activities
  • To set up play areas, materials and equipment.
  • To plan a stimulating range of age-appropriate activities, ensuring the childcare area is well resourced and creatively set-up.
  • To act as a key person for a group of children as allocated by the management team, ensuring attachment bonds are respected and enhanced.
  • To build relationships with the children’s mothers or carers.
  • To encourage children’s independence and self-esteem.
  • To encourage fair and caring behaviour among the children through role modelling.
  • To ensure your specific duties regarding Health and Safety and fire procedures are understood and respected.
  • Giving out refreshments according to specific needs in collaboration with the mothers.
  • Dealing with injuries and emergencies in collaboration with the mothers
  • Oversee the play area at all times also during free play time frames
  • Report to the Mother House management if any issues are occurring.

What you are NOT expected to do

  • Change nappies
  • Feed babies
  • Accompany children in the artist’s studio space

Necessary experience:

  • 3 years in a role that required care of children aged 1 to 5 years’ old
  • Running creative activities for children
  • Familiar with child protection and safeguarding procedures

Person specification:

  • Friendly and caring
  • Passionate about high quality arts experiences for children
  • Registered as self employed

NB this role has been created in partnership between Procreate Project and The White House specifically to create more jobs for arts educators in the borough of Barking & Dagenham. So we will only be considering candidates living locally.

This selected candidate will require an advanced DBS check – organized if necessary by Mother House.

Please send a cover letter no longer than 300 words to motherhouse@procreateproject.com and a CV with recent and relevant experience by the 4th of December at 5pm. Interviews will take place on the 7th of December at The White House.

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