In our fourth year of the Design Fringe for Gender Equity initiative, we want to make big changes to the industry and see them stick.
Gender might be just a construct, but it’s a construct that sees men paid more than other genders in many industries – and the design industry is one of ‘em. Thanks to the support of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation and the Victorian Women’s Trust, Design Fringe is actively supporting gender equity in the design sector and is our attempt to redress the balance.
We have offered female and non-binary designers and artists the opportunity to participate in this exciting initiative, which includes:
The best bit? This initiative works. In the last three years, we have successfully increased representation of female and non-binary artists in Fringe Furniture by 15% and provided them key professional development opportunities.
That’s what this initiative is all about.
Equality. That’s it. Just equality.
Anthropos by Joandita Centika, Fringe Furniture 33, Melbourne Fringe Festival 2019. Photo by Tanya Voltchanskaya.