Welcome to a woman’s place project

A catalyst and umbrella for cultural projects and advocacy where equality provides the contextual backbone. 

To find out more about our organisation, read our mission statement here.

To avoid any confusion please note that we, and the projects that we undertake, are not aligned to, affiliated with or representing the campaign group WomansPlaceUK.

2020 – NEWS

A Woman’s Place projects continue this year with a series of drop in Makers of Change workshops in Lewes, supported by The Chalk Cliff Trust. These monthly craftivism sessions for women have emerged from a series of workshops commissioned by us and run by artist Alinah Azadeh.

The adult sessions are running on Saturday  11 January 2020 & 8 February 2020 at Westgate Chapel, Lewes.

Craftivism sessions, for younger women (13 – 16 year olds) facilitated by Alinah Azadeh and Charley Haward will run 11 January 2020, 8 February 2020 and 14 March 2020 at Lewes New School.

All details on our Events page.  Do get in touch via our contact page if you would like to know more…

Image: Melanie Wilson, Women of Record, A Woman’s Place at Knole 2018  copyright Ciaran McCrickard / National Trust

In other news we will be researching and developing new projects this year – watch this space…


A Woman’s Place Knole 17 MAY – 4 NOVEMBER 2018

Six contemporary art commissions highlighted the progression towards equality through the stories of women who have contributed to the spirit & history of Knole.

Curated by Lucy Day & Eliza Gluckman

Knole House

Six commissions on site at National Trust’s Knole by Lubaina Himid, CJ Mahony, Emily Speed, Alice May Williams & Melanie Wilson, and an online work by Lindsay Seers. Each artist responded, through different media – sculpture, sound, film, interventions and a website, with commissioned works that encompassed love, betrayal, class, gender and inheritance.

A Woman’s Place at Knole shone a light on historical women’s voices, marking 100 years since the Representation of the People Act that gave some women the vote in the UK for the first time. This critical moment in history is no better illustrated than at Knole where the rules of inheritance impacted so significantly on the women who lived there.

A number of events took place throughout the 2018 season at Knole, including a performance devised and directed by Emily Speed. Performing the Toilette took place on 7 August 2018. You can see a short video of it here, filmed and edited by Alice May Williams. Performer Natalie Sharp.

For more information on the six artists and the commissions go to our Exhibitions page, or click on our Press Release on the Press page.

What was your highlight? For many more to choose from, and a recap of past and recent A Woman’s Place events, head straight over to our Events page to see what we got up to!

Project highlights


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A Woman’s Place Project CIC is a Private company limited by guarantee without share capital — Community Interest Company (CIC). Registered Company number 10236518 

Registered office address: 49 Station Rd, Polegate, East Sussex BN26 6EA

Correspondence Address: 8, Prince Edwards Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1BD


Announcing the recipients of this year's a-n Artist Bursaries which offer awards of £500-£1500 to a-n Artist members wishing to undertake self-determined professional development. 158 artists based throughout the UK have been awarded a share of £201,649 https://www.a-n.co.uk/news/a-n-artist-bursaries-2020-158-artists-receive-a-share-of-over-200000-pounds/

Am aware that Woman's Place UK has been mentioned in press today by @lisanandy and others. This isn't us but the campaining organisation, which we are not affiliated with. We are an arts org with a commitment to trans inclusivity,intersectionality and constructive conversations.

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