87

%

of artists represented in U.S. museum collections are men.

85

%

are white.
Topaz CM, Klingenberg B, Turek D, Heggeseth B, Harris PE, Blackwood JC, et al. (2019) Diversity of artists in major U.S. museums. PLoS ONE 14(3): e0212852.
women earn

73

¢

for every $1 a male museum director makes.
what men earn
what women earn

= $

20,000

is how much less women across the arts profession make compared to their male counterparts.
Treviño V, Voss ZG, Anagnos C, Wade AD (2017) The Ongoing Gender Gap inArt Museum Directorships. AAMD.

Lindemann, D. J., Rush, C. A., & Tepper, S. J. (2016). An Asymmetrical Portrait: Exploring Gendered Income Inequality in the Arts. Social Currents, 3(4), 332–348.

46

%

of visual artists in the U.S. are women.

33

%

820,000 exhibits reviewed
of exhibitions across the public and commercial sectors showcase women artists.
Women-in-Residence
support received:

$

6113.45

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Women-in-Residence is an archival database, to document the presence of Black, Indigenous, and of color women-identifying (BIWOC) artists and arts workers. These women take residence in museums, galleries, and in our communities, shaping and expanding the possibilities for care, criticality, and equity in the arts. Women-in-Residence seeks to document their histories and career trajectories to reveal the sources of support and hardship for women in the art world.

Search a network of contemporary BIWOC artists and arts workers whose work is largely underrepresented or documented. We highlight their presence and retrace their paths so that others can follow in their footsteps, learn of their significance early, and support their careers.