#5WomenArtists Social Media Campaign Moves from Awareness to Action
Jan 21 2019
Campaign created by the National Museum of Women in the Arts returns for Women’s History Month in March 2019
WASHINGTON—The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NWMA)—the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts—announces the return of the popular, award-winning #5WomenArtists social media campaign. Since 2016, the campaign has launched each March for Women’s History Month. To date, NMWA has galvanized more than 1,000 cultural institutions from seven continents and nearly 50 countries with the campaign.
#5WomenArtists increases the awareness of gender inequity in the art world by asking cultural organizations and individual social media users the question, “Can you name five women artists?” This year, the campaign is moving from raising awareness to inspiring action. NMWA is asking museums, galleries and other cultural institutions to publicly commit to actions that will help advance gender equity in the arts.
“The #5WomenArtists initiative is moving the needle forward when it comes to gender equity in the arts,” said NMWA Director Susan Fisher Sterling. “I am thrilled that so many organizations around the world are taking pledges to prioritize women artists all year long—not just during Women’s History Month.”