Promotion of women visual artists over the age of 40

Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth in cooperation with the Bonn Women’s Museum, the Federal Association of Visual Artists (BBK) and the Federation of Women Artists and Patrons of the Arts (GEDOK)
Key objectives of the measure:
Promoting women artists with children and women artists aged 40 and older, dismantling discrimination against this group, increasing the audience for and prominence of these artists’ work
Scope of the measure:
Local, Regional, National, International
Main feature of the measure:
Gabriele Münter Prize (GMP) 2017, awarded to honour the work of independent women artists over the age of 40
Results expected through the implementation of the measure:
- Raising awareness of the work of women artists through press and public relations work - Increasing the professionalism of artistic work, possibly leading to follow-up projects and further exhibitions - Dismantling prejudices and discrimination against this group - Using the exhibition as a cultural offering for schools and informing children and youth about the profession of artist - 03-10/2017 Exhibiting the work of the prize winner and 19 women artists at the Berlin Akademie der Künste (Academy of Arts) and the Bonn Women’s Museum
Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:
Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth: 226,000 EUR to Bonn Women’s Museum for funding in 2015-2017
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)