women creatives 

deserve more credit.

THAT'S WHY WE Are here. 

BUT HOW?

THE BOARDROOM

WOMEN SUPPORTING WOMEN

This is a 6-month Programme with two monthly meetings

It works on two levels. 

Pods. These are a bit like a cheerleading squad and an advisory board rolled into one. Each pod has 7-8 women from different creative disciplines. It is a space to share victories and challenges, practical advice and moral support. Counterpoise provides the framework and location, but members take turns facilitating the sessions.

The Pods meet monthly in London, Berlin, Copenhagen, Glasgow or online. 

 

Circle. This online meeting is hosted by a seasoned coach. All members from all Pods are invited. It is a guided tour designed to refine the long-term professional strategy of participants with a focus on personal goals and financial sustainability. The sessions combine interactive exercises, short topic presentations and informal group discussions. The Circle meets monthly.

 

Bonus. Additional questions and prompts to ponder in the two weeks between the Circle and Pod sessions. 

 

When? Next round starts autumn 2021.

How much? £ 150 / € 160 / DKK 1200.

MORE DETAILS COMING SOON

THE TREASURY

IT'S BUSINESS TIME!

We want women creatives to be more financially resilient so they can focus on creating

 

That’s why we are setting up the Treasury programme to develop new income streams outside the traditional art scene. 

We hope it will also increase the appreciation of all art forms amongst entrepreneurs, businesses and beyond. In an increasingly complex and automated world, the importance of ever-so-human creativity will only grow. 

We are currently developing ...

 

  • Hackathon sessions bringing together women entrepreneurs and creatives 

       to collaborate on real-life challenges.

 

  • Artist residencies within businesses and institutions. 

  • Agency focused on creative short-term gigs outside the usual art circuit

       to help make the side hustle easier, better paid and more relevant to the main practice. 

We are preparing to launch the Treasury programme in 2021 and welcome feedback, partnerships and other brilliant ideas. Do get in touch. 

SAY WHY?

BECAUSE ART IS NOT A LUXURY.

IT IS A NECESSITY.

The cultural sector plays a crucial role in defining the public conversation, broadening narratives and exploring alternative futures. Art provides a space for reflection. It deepens our engagement with the world. 

BECAUSE THE CREATIVE SECTOR IS DOMINATED BY MEN. AND WOMEN ROCK.

Gender equality has improved in many parts of society, but the creative sector is lacking behind. Women make less money and win less awards. And our society is poorer because of it.

BECAUSE THE MYTH OF THE STARVING ARTIST IS DEAD. CREATIVES ARE PROFESSIONALS.

Contrary to the romantic cliché, financial insecurity does not produce good art. The creative industry is central to the economy and drives innovation at all levels. Creativity is indispensable and worth every penny.

BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE TO FACE IT ON YOUR OWN. JOIN US.

It’s a demanding one-woman business to make it in a highly competitive industry. Sharing experiences across disciplines creates synergy and energy. A supportive network makes everything easier. And more fun.

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