Mothers Who Make is a growing national initiative aimed at supporting mothers who are artists - professional and/or passionate. Every kind of maker is welcomed, and every kind of mother.


Connect with a hub

Every month, across the UK, a brilliant group of artists who are mothers, come together for a few hours in a local arts-related venue, in a space created for them to talk, connect, collaborate and reflect on their dual roles of mother and maker. 

You are invited to join this quiet revolution. Find other mother makers in your local area, discover what they are doing, share ideas and dreams, reflect on the challenges and joys involved in your mothering and making, support each other to be visible and remember what inspires you. Children are always welcome, whether they are inside you, beside you or running round the room. Mothers of older children and grandmothers are also always welcome. 

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How can the arts be ‘mother friendly’ as well as child friendly‘? To get to the Fringe will have taken careful planning, sleepless nights and financial risk. This is also true of motherhood! Join Liz Richardson at Edinburgh Fringe on Sundays at Fringe Central for a dose of peer support to help survive the Fringe.



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Mother of the month

Dawn Yow

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Question of The Month

My New Recipe for Making Art – What’s Yours?



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Support MWM

We (Matilda and Lizzy) would like to ask for your help - to renew us and yourselves by doing whatever of these things you can do with wholeheartedness.

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Make Yourself Visible

A growing archive of images that captures what mothering and making can look like.


Invisible Motherhood

MWM Producer Lizzy Humber shares her story of her miscarriage and invites other stories and responses to aspect of motherhood that can often feel invisible.


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