Special Partnerships

Dura Mater: Reflections on Neurofeminism

  • January 1, 2020
  • Application Deadline: September 18, 2019 at 4:00pm

For MAWA members of all genders. Cost to successful artist applicants: $100.

A visual art and science learning partnership sponsored by MAWA and the Manitoba Neuroscience Network
January 1-December 31, 2020
Application deadline: Sept. 18, 2019

MAWA and the Manitoba Neuroscience Network are inviting six neuroscientists to pair with six artists over the course of a year to share research, thoughts, confusions and wonder regarding brains, bodies, chemistry, perceptions, and their relationship to the construction of gender and power structures.

The program will consist of one-on-one meetings between each artist and scientist (two hours per month, total 24 hours), and a two-hour group meeting every two months at which artists and scientists will share their work through artist talks and research talks, with additional guest lectures (total 12 hours). One-on-one meetings will take place in locations TBD by the participants. Group meetings will take place at MAWA, an accessible facility.

The project will be coordinated by Leona Herzog and will culminate in an exhibition of the artists’ work at the Buhler Gallery in March 2021.

All MAWA members, of any gender, are invited to apply. Cost to successful artist applicants: $100.

Please email a single pdf document containing:

  • a paragraph describing your practice
  • a paragraph describing why you want to participate in this program
  • up to 10 images that reflect a commitment to ongoing production

Email applications to and put “Neuroscience partnership” in the subject line. If you are not already a member, please also submit a MAWA membership form and payment. MAWA membership costs $15 for underwaged persons and $30 for others. Note: spaces are limited, and there will be a selection process conducted by the scientists in consultation with MAWA and the MNN.