Mothers Who Make is a growing national initiative aimed at supporting mothers who are artists - professional and/or passionate – writers, painters, actors, dancers, musicians, film-makers….every kind of maker is welcomed, and every kind of mother.
Our mission is to support and connect women who hold the dual roles of mother and maker. We want to hold space for the possibility that their work as mothers might enrich rather than undermine their creative practice, whilst also acknowledging the myriad challenges and incredibly diverse range of experiences involved in holding these two roles - all the brilliance, all the struggle. We are not a campaign group. We are a peer-support network but we believe that simply by our presence and our practices within the cultural landscape we can help to effect change. We have a vision of a world in which instead of women 'dropping out' to have children, their experiences and insights as mothers might be 'picked up' and fed into their field of work. Through our presence we hope to contribute to the wider conversation about caring roles and care as a force within the arts sector.