“PAAL is privileged to partner with TheatreTruck toward their endeavor to exhibit best practices not only in the art they make but in the care they provide their contributors. With a focus on motherhood, this collaborative hopes to engage with caregiver artists by providing creative opportunity that they otherwise could not have pursued were the support not in place... projects geared toward a focus on addressing the realities of gender inequity in our socio-economic spectrum pave the way for more equity in both caregiving and the arts.” - Parent Artist Advocacy League (PAAL)
The Mother/Artist Summit :
A community of mother/artists will summit in an act of creative, generative conversation on topics of motherhoods' impact on their personal and artistic journeys.
Presented by TheatreTruck, the Pioneer Valley’s mother-powered, woman-owned producing collaborative,
The Mother/Artist Summit aims to create an empowering space for women/people who are mothering while working in the performing arts in Western Massachusetts and regionally. Drawing from lived experience and personal narrative, the Summit aims to hold an empowering space to connect mothers, raise visibility and participate in (inter)national conversations about family-supportive policy in the performing arts.
We will explore the culture of the performing arts locally and nationally through the lense of working intersectional motherhood and use our experience to envision a more inclusive, supportive workplace. We invite you to gather with us and tell your stories. We will weave connections, build community, and investigate how motherhood is impacting the working artists in our community and in our industry. Join us for a day of celebration and conversations for change. Bring your stories!