Founded in 1992, Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt arts organization in Chicago working to support, promote, and cultivate the endeavors of female-identified artists by providing exhibition opportunities, professional development, and public programs that invite discussion about what feminism means today.
Woman Made Gallery underwent a two major transitions with the retirement of its Founder Beate Minkovski, and appointment of new Executive Director, Sydney Stoudmire. Since stepping into the role, Stoudmire, who joined the Woman Made team in 2013, has sought to revitalize and diversify Woman Made Gallery through experimental approaches to collaboration, programming, and exhibitions.
Like most shifts in leadership, this transition has come with both exciting changes, and challenges. Despite the expansion in programming/exhibitions, Woman Made has been one of many arts organizations in Chicago to experience significant cuts in government funding, that were critical to the gallery’s operation. In order to continue ensuring stability and growth of Woman Made Gallery during this key period of transition, we ask for your support in raising funds which were lost through government cuts and transition: $20,000.
If you are unable to support financially, please consider fundraising for our campaign. Imagine the impact we can have if each of our supporters got their friends and family to donate to our cause. By simply clicking the blue ‘FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN’ button to the right, you'll instantly have your own fundraising page that you can share with everyone you know.
A small non-profit like Woman Made Gallery cannot survive-much less flourish-without the support of people like you, who participate as members, volunteers, collectors, art appreciators and, most of all, as believers in equal representation for women in the arts. As we approach 2016, Woman Made Gallery sincerely hopes to have your support in creating solid foundation for another year of growth, impact, and innovation in Chicago's art community.