Mothers Who Make, Devon: Devoted and Disgruntled

10.00am - 1.30pm

How do we create inclusive access in the arts for mothers, parents and carers in Devon and the South West?

This is an Open Space Event for Mothers/ Fathers/ Carers/ Artists/ Art Lovers/ Arts & Culture Organisations.

“I am convinced that everyone – and I mean everyone, regardless of gender or status – loses out when care and art are kept separate, in opposition to one another. The care becomes drudgery. The art becomes inaccessible.” Matilda Leyser (Founder, Mothers Who Make)

  • Are you a freelance artist or producer? Have you found balancing your career and parenthood challenging? Or maybe you are not yet a parent but are wondering how to make it work?
  • Are you an audience member who loves going to the theatre/art events, but you find it hard now that you are a parent?
  • Are you an employer in arts and culture? Are you keen to support members of your team who are parents/carers?
  • Do you run a building, and want to find ways to make it more accessible for parents/carers to attend your programme?
  • Are you a teacher, giving careers advice to students about the arts? Are you interested in discussing parenthood and caring roles alongside career planning?

Come to this event and bring your questions, passion, vision, wisdom, provocations. You don’t need to bring the answers. The more diverse the room the richer the discussion. We will work together to create a more inclusive and so more vibrant local sector.

Children of any age are encouraged and welcome to attend with you. They will be integrated into the day, and they are welcome to bring their questions and visions too.

Book Online

Book a place via Eventbrite HERE.


Further Information

The event is free but any donations will contribute to the Mothers Who Make Devon pilot project, which supports women who are mothers and makers across the county.

This event is fully wheelchair-accessible. More access information about the venue is available at:

If you need any support to attend or would like help with the cots of travel to attend this event, contact Lizzy directly:

This event is run in partnership with Improbable, a London based company that have been running Devoted & Disgruntled Open Space events since 2006. Open Space Technology (OST) is a format that enables everyone’s voice to be heard. There are no key-note speakers and no fixed agenda – you decide what gets worked on at the event. To make change we all need time and space to collaborate on an equal footing. Devoted & Disgruntled is that time and space. Participants self-organise to create their own agenda on the day, allowing a dynamic and immediate response to the issues at hand. The process allows free-flowing conversations about the things that really matter to the people in the room.

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