‘How Not To Exclude Artist Parents: Some Guidelines for Institutions and Residencies’ was written by Hettie Judah and a group of artist mothers, among them Catherine Kurtz, Cecile Johnson Soliz, Chloe Bonfield, Elsa James, Emma Franks, Emma Hart, Emma Talbot, Eva Rothschild, Gaia Fugazza, Helen Benigson, Holly Blakey, Ingrid Berthon-Moine, Joanne Masding, Kate V. Robertson, Laima Leyton, Laura Ford, Macarena Rojas, Magda Bielesz, Maureen Nathan, Melanie Jackson, Naomi Frears, Rana Begum, Rosalind Faram, Sarah Boulton, and Selina Ogilvy.
The guidelines were presented during the online discussion How Not To Exclude Artist Mothers hosted by The Freelands Foundation, London, on 4 March 2021. The roots of this project lie in Hettie’s earlier research into the impact of motherhood on artists’ careers, an essay on which was commissioned by Dr Kate McMillan as part of her 2019 Representation of Female Artists in Britain report.
With thanks to Hannah Bowles for the layout of the original guidelines, to Laima Leyton for translating them into Portuguese, Ingrid Berthon-Moine into French, Magda Bielesz in Polish, Anastasia Shneps-Shneppe, Tatiana Kulikova, Alexandra Pavlovskaya and Mika Plutizky for their work on the Russian translation, Sophie Jung for the German translation, Nicoletta Lambertucci for Italian, Luna Coppola and Silvia Campidelli of Duae Collective in Barcelona for Spanish, Ffion Evans of the Royal Cambrian Academy for Welsh, Fani Parali and Nathalie Karagiannis for Greek, and Anna Perach for Hebrew.
And to James Bridle for creating this website and Samuel Fouracre for updating.