The mission for the Feminist Art Collective (FAC) was inspired by attacks on women’s and trans rights in Canada, the US and abroad. Issues such as rape culture, transphobia, racism, ableism, domestic violence, missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, media representation, cultural appropriation, environmental degradation, and Islamophobic policies were areas of deep concern. These infringements on our right to agency and independence have been occurring in alarming numbers in our government's policies, in the media and in our communities. This collective provides an opportunity for these issues to be explored and communicated artistically in a unique and creative space that encourages sharing, creating and discussion. In the centuries-old tradition of people organizing we believe that by coming together and communicating about these issues through our artistic practice, that we can initiate progressive change.
We aim to showcase like-minded, multi-disciplinary art including visual art, film, theatre arts, music, dance, design, spoken word and literature. We will create a space that is celebratory, positive, intellectually engaging and provocative. We are committed to this space being trans-inclusive, anti-racist, and intersectional. Furthermore, by providing an opportunity for feminist artists to meet and share their work, we believe we can provide opportunities for networking and future artistic collaboration that can inspire social change and empowerment. We have the vision that the ripple effect from this type of artistic sharing and learning can provoke positive transformations in both our communities and our minds.