City of Hidden Figures: public art program
Summer 2018, Abigail is launching a nationwide women-led public arts program that creates “Cities of Women.” For the first time in history, these cities will depict female and male heroes equally – from each city’s murals, to its sculptures, to the renaming of its streets and parks. Target cities will transform their streetscapes to honor local known or –“hidden”-female identifying figures. This generation of young girls will be the first to look up from their daily paths and see themselves, again and again and again, in the many diverse images honoring the power and impact of women throughout history in their local communities.
· Inspires young girls by providing equal representation of women to men in the heroes celebrated in the streetscapes surrounding their daily paths.
· Teaches all community members about the power and impact of local female heroes who have otherwise been largely written out of history.
· Lifts up often-unheard voices and values within our current communities by elevating the work of female and minority female artists.
· Builds a market, pipeline, mentorship and community for female artists.
· Establishes pay equity for female artists.