Female creative communities are not just about inspiration and learning from each other. Agood tribe of like-minded people can boost your mood, help you believe in your dreams and give a clearer perspective to the decisions and career challenges ahead.
Find out more about the brilliant networks out there that can offer you networking opportunities with other like-minded creative’s (now mainly online too!) below.
TheArtGorgeous HOUSE is the delightfully eccentric, global, female empowering, (still man-loving – boys are welcome), fun sister-hood of creative minds, boss girls, entrepreneurs and everyone (M/F/D) who identifies as one or all of the above by yours truly! Sure, we provide access to special member event and fairs around the globe, but the most amazing bit is to be part of a global network of kindred spirits. We are here to support and champion you – aka our favourite art squad – on your art world journey, social life and individual career path.
The brainchild of Joanna Payne who founded the club in her living room in 2015, Marguerite is the club for women who work in the visual arts. Through their programme of 40 events a year, Marguerite aims to advance the careers of women in the industry by providing a ready-made professional network and spaces in which to hear from some of the most influential people working in the creative industries today.
I LIKE NETWORKING
I LIKE NETWORKING is a programme which aims to support women and non binary professionals in the creative industries who feel stagnant, or those who are still trying to break into that space. The program is international, which reflects the global sector.
Ladies, Wine & Design is a monthly event series centered on connecting, supporting, and empowering women in creative fields. Started in New York City in 2016 by art director and designer Jessica Walsh, the initiative has spread to over 100 chapters in cities worldwide.
Her Hustle was created in 2019 because the founders, Emma-Louise Boynton and Elspeth Merry, felt frustrated by the lack of information around lofty job titles and confusing job specs. The women’s career platform empowers freelancers, founders and everyone in between to pursue the career they want, on their own terms.
gal-dem is a new media publication, committed to telling the stories of women and non-binary people of colour, via their online and print magazine. They address inequality and misrepresentation in the industry through championing the creative and editorial work of their community across essays, opinion, news, arts, music, politics and lifestyle content. If you want to support and become more immersed in the work of gal-dem, becoming a member will help you connect with like-minded people.
Women Who is a platform dedicated to helping women think, work, and live better, by fostering environments that allow them to make vital connections, share essential information, and (of course) have plenty of fun along the way, using both creativity and culture.
The Coven is an online community for female-founders and freelancers. Their aim is to provide you with access to a support network so that you don’t have to do it alone. Make friends, meet your business partner and feel a part of something.