Join the now be here artist directory
In 2016, I started Now Be Here because the same artists were being shown. I thought if we show how many more artists were available and make it easy for curators, galleries and collectors they might expand the artists they exhibit. My hope is this site will make it even easier to connect and support artists. But it needs you, so please register. Artist who participated in events need to register their work since I do not have the rights to your images.
All women-identifying and non-binary artists are welcome to join this free artist directory. This directory is not a platform to sell your work but to share your work and drive people to your website or social media account where they can find out more about your creative practice. Please fill out the form completely so visitors to the site can filter and find your work easily.
Artists who have died can be added by those who have permission to do so. As Carmen Hermo, Associate Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum put it, “It is so essential to keep the work and archives of women artists alive, especially in the first years after their deaths. I have seen this play out before, as the internet tends to erase those who are not alive or supported by others, whether that is estates, galleries, or institutions. I love how this resource transforms a moment into a searchable and highly useful online archive.”
Please be thoughtful in the information you share in this form. Make sure the website, or link you share is something you want people to access. I would like to shout your work to the world but with that comes, well, the world. The e-mail you provide will be used by me if I have questions or need to communicate with you. I have been asked repeatedly to share the lists that have been compiled. Much to their annoyance, I do not share the Now Be Here e-mail lists.
Each artist can have only one image, so consider which work of yours will be best represented in a square format. By submitting an image of your work you are confirming you have the rights to this image and are granting permission for this site to host your work.
If this form is challenging or you are unable to access the form please be in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will provide assistance. Your work is important and your community is here for you.
Need to adjust something? Please don’t make a second entry, Email me what you need to adjust. Please keep in mind I’m still a one-woman show for now.
Still have questions? Email me