THE SALOON IS A DIVERSE NETWORK
OF WOMAN IDENTIFYING ART PROFESSIONALS
ACTIVE THROUGH LOCAL GROUPS
IN A GROWING NUMBER OF CITIES WORLDWIDE
The SALOON Network fosters a community within the art world that exchanges ideas, experiences and expertise and encourages the creation of collaborations and projects. Our members are curators, artists, journalists, gallerists and other professionals in the arts. Our activities include monthly meetings between the members as well as public events, ranging from studio or exhibition visits, portfolio reviews, exhibitions, or panel discussions. We actively collaborate with other communities to foster inclusion, exchange, understanding and trust between diverse networks of art professionals and aim at creating more visibility and equal opportunities for active woman (including cis, trans women as well as non-binary people) in their local art scene. We acknowledge how much work towards an intersectional, equal and anti-racist art world still needs to be done. Therefore, the SALOON Network is dedicated to dismantling boundaries for every woman and becoming a network that truly represents society.
Additionally, we regularly connect members of each SALOON city by organizing international exchange programs, members’ exhibitions or online SALOON meetings. The headquarters is located in Berlin, Germany, where independent curator Tina Sauerlaender founded the first SALOON in 2012. You can watch the speech about her vision for the SALOON here. Please contact us if you want to join the network or suggest a collaboration.