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Mothers Who Make

Mothers Who Make is an international grass roots movement dedicated to supporting the dual role of mothers and maker/artist/creative.

Join in with the monthly adult-focused peer support meetings at The Herbert, supported by Coventry Biennial during 2021. Children, of any age, are also welcome. Your dual role as mother and maker is given equal status at our meetings.

Who is it for?

Every kind of maker is welcome- professional and/or passionate – writers, painters, performers, film makers, musicians, technicians, producers, bakers, crafters, taxidermists, academics …. Every kind of mother/non binary parent is welcome - biological, adoptive, step, surrogate, foster, bereaved, grand, great grand, to be …. Children, of any age, are welcome. Your dual role as mother and maker is given equal status at all our events.

We want as many people as possible to be part of the unfolding MWM conversations. Our reach is across generations and art forms – we are thrilled by the plurality of voices that are part of this discussion.

What to expect from your hub:

Our peer support meetings and guest artist workshops aim to give you the space to explore your creative practice and identities alongside your caring roles. We have a core peer-support talking circle structure which we explain at the start of every meeting. Each meeting is facilitated by a local mother-artist and together we explore the emergent themes in our mothering and making, points of connection between the two roles, points of dissonance, particular challenges, helpful resources. The meetings are non-hierarchical, the facilitator acts as a guide to take you through the meeting, but also share as a fellow mother maker.

Every MWM hub shares a common ethos and practice but is able to grow and develop in response to the needs and interests of the regional artists that attend it. You are invited to join and help shape this inspiring and growing movement.

Facilitated by Adele Mary Reed (Photographer and Mother)

Book online in advance by emailing | Suggested Cost: £5/£3 (or whatever you can contribute)

Designed for age 18+, but children of all ages are also welcome

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Email or call us on 024 7623 7521

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