The Art of Empowerment

The Art of Empowerment is a fundraising and activism programme which partners with leading women artists to create limited edition works in support of our work. These beautiful editions are created in textile, to honour the tradition of women artisans worldwide, creating the opportunity of a brighter future for them, their families and their careers.
Founded by Maria Baibakova – art expert, activist, and Special Adviser on Arts and Philanthropy to UN Women UK – the  programme connects leading artists who identify as women and art lovers with the opportunity to create widespread change for women and girls across the world.
Launched in 2018, the programme’s editions have both sold out, and the initiative is back for a third year – this time working with esteemed artist Lakwena Maciver. The Art of Empowerment works with acclaimed women artists to create limited edition runs of work, which are sold to benefit the women engaged in career skills through our programmes worldwide.
Please click the links below to access information about each year’s edition, and opportunities to purchase the works.

2020 Edition – Lakwena Maciver
(Coming soon)


2019 Edition – Jadé Fadojutimi


2018 Edition – Tschabalala Self