MOTHERS WHO MAKE

MOTHERS WHO MAKE is a growing national initiative aimed at supporting mothers who are artists – professional and/or passionate. Every kind of maker is welcomed, and every kind of mother. The Liverpool Hub is coordinated by our Producer, Claire Bigley. Now going into its 4th year, our sessions are held at METAL, Liverpool and welcome new makers & mothers to join us each month.

 

Our group is designed to welcome women, and non binary people who are mothers, parents or carers at any stage in their journey. Makers of all interests and disciplines are encouraged to join us, whether your creative identity is a profession, a passion, or lying dormant, you are welcome.
The sessions are adult-centred but children are welcome to attend. Our hub develops in response to the needs and interests of the artists that attend it. We have a peer-support talking structure from which we start and to which we often return but sessions can take the form of workshops, skill shares, scratch performances and guest speaker Q&A’s.

 

2022/23 DATES

 

ALL DATES SCHEDULED-  TUESDAYS-ONCE A MONTH- 10.30-12.30

 

8 Nov, 13 Dec,  10 Jan, 14 Feb, 14 March, 11 April, 9 May, 13 June, 11 July, 8 August, 12 Sept, 10 Oct, 14 Nov, 12 Dec.
VENUE: METAL, (In the Edge Hill Train Station) Tunnel Road, Liverpool, L7 6ND
TIME: 10.30am-12noon

Case Studies

‘MWM has given me the space to think of myself as someone who can still do things and learning how other mums balance their creative work and family life encourages me to find my own way and not to give up. It has also given me friendships, which is been hugely rewarding as a migrant in Liverpool.’

 

‘I had left self-employed in a creative industry to become a stay-at home Mum. I no longer found time to be creative, and was struggling to redefine my personal identity post-motherhood; desperately trying to navigate my childcare responsibilities, whilst having no direction personally.

 

Motherhood can be an isolating experience, so the support of other mothers who related to my experience was invaluable. I was able to speak honestly about how I was feeling, and be listened to without judgement. I was offered both practical advice and friendship. My need for a creative outlet in addition to being a mum was understood; I was encouraged and made to feel this was valid.

 

After 3 years of positive conversation, practical advice and friendship, as well as opportunities for collaboration, and space to just be myself; things are now looking very different for me. The confidence I developed as part of the group, helped me find motivation and courage to strive to do what I love. I am back at work, running a new, successful business, and making art. This has had a positive impact on my personal relationships, and I now feel happy and excited about the future.’

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