With c. 320 members, GEDOK Munich is the largest regional section within the nation-wide GEDOK organization.
Interdisciplinary (visual arts, applied arts, music and literature)
Supports professional women artists
Founded in 1926 by Ida Dehmel, GEDOK is the largest and longest serving interdisciplinary artists‘ organisation for women in Germany. As a recognised non-profit organization, GEDOK aims to provide long-term support for talented women artists, to facilitate public recognition of their work, to strengthen the relationships between women artists and art patrons, and by providing institutional and practical assistance, to promote equal opportunity for women in the
GEDOK advocates via a network of contacts in culture, politics and media for the interests of women artists in all disciplines: visual arts, applied arts, new media, music, literature and the performing arts, with a particular awareness of interdisciplinary tendencies in contemporary art. Artist membership in GEDOK is decided on by a jury. Membership as an art patron is open to all.
GEDOK belongs to the Internationalen Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste (IGBK). It is a member of UNESCO, the Deutschen Musikrats (The German Music Council), the Deutschen Frauenrats (The German Women’s Council) and founding member of Kunstfonds e.V. (The Arts Foundation). GEDOK Munich is also a member of the Bavarian Kulturrat (Arts Council), of the Bavarian Landesfrauenausschuss (Regional Women’s Council), of the Stadtbund Münchner Frauenverbände (Munich Women’s Associations League) and is represented on the Munich board for equal opportunity for women.