On the occasion of Women’s Day (March 8th), we are particularly proud to emphasize a few facts about MU. Our organization :
- was cofounded by women.
- is runned by an all-women team : general and artistic director, administration and communications director, project managers and art educator.
- is stewarded by a board with a 50-50 gender split and a woman president.
- worked with six women muralists (below).
- offered contracts (muralist-assistants, cultural mediators, etc.) to more than 25 women.
- honored three women artists as part of its mural series Les bâtisseurs culturels montréalais.
- produced a mural in honor of the King’s and several other murals evoking women.
- won the Feminine Entrepreneur Prize awarded by the 2008 Quebec Entrepreneur Contest and FORCES Prize of the 2007 Feminine Entrepreneur Challenge
That being said, women are unfortunately still unknown and very too few in the mural art scene. Discover some pioneers who are paving the way around the world :
- Women Street Artists
- 15 Women Who Are Killing It in Street Art Right Now by Complex
- Women Are Breaking Into the Boys’ Club of Street Art by Fusion
- Women Rock Wynwood Walss at Miami Art Basel 2013 by Brookly Street Art
- Women & Street Art in the Middle East by Street Art News