Women Who Draw is an online free directory that aims to boost professional women illustrators' and artists' careers.

The community is especially directed to women, LGBTQ+ members, artists of color, and other minorities. Thus, the main idea is to make these great artists visible so they can grow and reach their goals.

To join you need to submit a form. However, it's important to check if they are receiving applications as they are not always open.

There is a section on the website to build an immigrant-based gallery. Artists upload pieces of art inspired by the immigrant context. They usually add a title or a short description to each piece.

The Women Who Draw directory can be filtered by race, location, orientation, and religion. You can find works by multiracial people or atheist people.


  • Membership: Free Community
  • Year Founded: 2017
  • Founders:

    Julia Rothman and Wendy MacNaughton

  • Amount of members: 2,700
  • Online Group: No
  • Job board: No
  • Language: English
  • Method: Virtual


Gain visibility:
By joining this directory, you can promote your career and grow as an artist. The main objective of the community is to show all the talent that women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ members have.

Explore an amazing gallery:
Thanks to members' collaboration, the community has built an immigrant-based gallery. All pieces of art are inspired by immigrant people or events.

Find like-minded people:
The community empowers women, people of color, LGBTQ+ members, and other minorities to believe in their talent. You will connect with amazing artists and creatives.


To join you need to verify if the community is accepting applications. If so, you have to fill out a form with your personal and professional information.


Networking Events

Members of Women Who Draw can find like-minded creatives and artists from all over the world by using the directory. It's easy to filter profiles to find people with similar areas of expertise and interests to connect with.

Content Library

The community offers a directory of almost 3000 women artists. You can filter by location, religion, orientation, and race. Apart from the directory, as a member, you can enjoy the immigrant-based gallery. It comprises works by many artists representing their concept of immigration.


Women Who Draw brings the opportunity to talented artists belonging to a minority to gain visibility and grow in their careers.


"Women Who Draw is the inclusive art collective that will bring much-needed attention to women & LGBTQ artists.” -Bustle

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