Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
The Ethiopian women's visual artist association has been active for over eleven years. From its inception (2016) until 2019 the association prepared more than 8 different Art exhibitions in governmental galleries and cultural centers in Ethiopia and abroad. The main purpose of the association is to promote and publicize professional women's visual artist and their artwork. The association aims to create market opportunities for the artist and provide economic support by creating marketing linkages. Previously, for the past four consecutive years specific for governmental galleries four exhibitions were prepared. These art exhibitions presented at the Ethiopia National Museum Gallery and the rest were open on German Culture, GIZ Ethiopia, Alliance Ethio-Francis, and different art Galleries that mainly found in Ethiopia’s capital. In this Art exhibition, only women art artworks were presented.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
The association members get local and international experience when they participate in Homebased and abroad exhibitions Since the association start showing exhibitions, women's visual artists' association members increases. At the time of the exhibitions in different galleries, more than 10,000 people have attended The association reaches out and addresses different members of the community that ranges from students to adults. Members of the association have benefited financially by selling their paintings and artworks at the exhibition.