Introducing

Where our signature Nova backpack becomes a canvas to celebrate women in the arts.

From roles in leadership to roles as artists, women have been overlooked and underrepresented in the arts.   

 

We celebrate them by partnering with female artists of diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, genders and visual styles to transform the Nova backpack with elements of their work.

Introducing exclusive transformations of the Nova backpack inspired by Miriam Schapiro, painter, printmaker, sculptor and feminist pioneer.

The Nova Art Project is designed to champion, uplift and support women in the arts while recognizing the challenges women face when pursuing art careers.

Women make up 45.8% of visual artists in the United States earning 74 cents for every dollar made by a male artist

National Endowment for the Arts



Creating Stronger Futures ArtTable organization logo

We’re proud to partner with ArtTable, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing professional opportunities for women in the arts. With its large membership network and ongoing community initiatives, ArtTable offers support at every career stage.

Through the Nova Art Project, we’re directly funding the journeys of four fellows with ArtTable’s annual fellowship program, which aims to address the need for diversity in arts employment and provides mentorship to women identifying emerging professionals seeking careers in the visual arts field.

Since 2000, 110 fellows have moved on to arts leadership roles.

A crowd of people in a gallery looking at 4 pieces of Miriam Shapiro's art hanging on the wall.
A crowd of people in a gallery looking at 4 pieces of Miriam Shapiro's art hanging on the wall.

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