Who We Are

WIMA is an important and needed initiative to empower and support women in both the performing and visual arts. Our goal is to highlight the creativity and artistic expression of women artists, while bringing awareness, equality, recognition, and diversity women make to our vibrant artistic community. We are devoted to supporting and celebrating the historic and significant contributions made by women to this city and beyond. We are excited to showcase their talents with live events including art exhibitions, lectures, and workshops.

We hope you will join us to inspire, motivate, support and empower women in the arts.

What We Mean By “Women”

“Woman” is firstly decided and defined by you.  With WIMA we try to be as inclusive as possible to all women, people not on the gender binary spectrum (non binary), and gender fluid people. “Woman” includes (but is not limited to) women who are cisgender (cis), transgender (trans), femme identifying, lesbian, bisexual, heterosexual, pansexual, asexual, and queer. We emphasize inclusion of women of different abilities and black/Indigenous/women of colour (BIWOC), in our arts community.

Our Mission

We are an organization committed to bringing awareness of contributions and achievements made by women in the arts. We work to support and empower women artists by creating and hosting various events , workshops, seminars, and exhibitions which feature women of diverse backgrounds and disciplines.

We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive space where we can recognize and celebrate the achievements of women artists, while directly addressing the imbalance of gender representation in the arts

What we do
  • Panel discussions, round table events and workshops with mentors and professionals
  • Art exhibitions featuring some of the talented visual artists in the city
  • Career development and networking events  with top-notch industry leaders
  • Quality concerts, films, stage readings and other performing arts events
  • Joining other industry organizations in programs and initiatives which support these goals
 Creating a zero tolerance community means that in our art showcase spaces and party scenes the community rejects misogyny, rape apologists, rape culture, racism, ableism, transphobia, and gender-based violence. Zero tolerance can be achieved by not allowing perpetrators of rape, abuse, harassment, and stalking to enter our community spaces; refusing any sort of rape apology, slut-shaming, victim blaming, and harassing behaviour in our spaces; enforcing respect for people’s gender identities and sexual orientations; and promoting/supporting survivors of gender-based violence, rape, and intimate partner abuse.