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A Mothers/Artists Collective

We are a group of 8 women artists in Ottawa and the Outaouais, located on the unceded, unsurrendered Territory of the Anishinabe Algonquin Nation. Positioned at the intersection of motherhood and art, the 44.4 Collective is about sharing knowledge, economic survival, professional advancement, creative self-actualization, support, and collaboration with the goal of elevating self-worth in the context of both motherhood and art.

Current Members

Members of the 44.4 Collective are drawn from different types of training, different modes of making a living, and different artistic expressions. As a group, we have come together around the specific challenges of combining artistic practice with the gendered, and very real, performance of motherhood. For some of us, these issues are visible in our work; for others, our role as mothers are only immediately apparent outside our studios.

The Mother Artists Campaign:
Ballot Initiative

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Mother Artists in the News