We are excited to announce that The Mother House will be opening in Dagenham in January 2018, hosted at The White House.
The Mother House is London’s first art studio with integrated childcare, where children are welcome into the working space; the Mother House at The White House in Dagenham will be opening January 15 2017, offering a radical new model of studio space and child development.
The Mother House started on 5th September 2016 in London Waterloo, and aims to be established in different areas of London and UK in order to support women’s artistic development through motherhood.
The model promotes attachment and inclusion, bringing the child’s development closer to the mother’s art practice. Children learn about women’s roles outside the domestic environment.
Mother House pioneers a unique solution to issues we identified in relation to current childcare provision in the UK including findings that: childcare is under-funded and scarce; childcare schemes are largely based on separating child and mother; childcare is costly and rarely suited to families with low incomes and freelancers.
For more details, visit The Mother House website.
Open Day on Sunday, December 3 2017 from 12-5pm
The Mother House opens on January 15 2018, every Mon/Tues/Thurs from 9am until 5pm
The Mother House is a Procreate Project, opening in Dagenham in partnership with Create London. The aim is to support female artists, cultural development and employment opportunities in Dagenham and Barking areas.
The White House is supported by London Borough of Barking & Dagenham, Arts Council England, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Heritage Lottery Fund, Genesis Foundation and the Foyle Foundation.