Her Stories is only possible thanks to the generosity of its partners and in-kind sponsors.
In 2018, we owe special thanks to:
H&M is a Swedish owned and founded fashion brand with over 4,700 stores located across 69 global markets. Established in 1947, H&M has grown to be one of the largest fashion brands in the world and with such a large scale comes a large responsibility. As part of an expansive network of value chains spanning countless people, communities and ecosystems, the social and environmental impacts of H&M’s work is undeniably far-reaching. H&M’s vision is therefore to use its size and scale to lead the way towards a more sustainable future.
H&M is the title sponsor in 2018.
Protein Studios is a multi-functional co-working and events space in the heart of Shoreditch. It is home to numerous awesome businesses, four flexible studios and Visions Canteen.
Protein will host the Her Stories 2018 exhibition, preview discussion and Art Party.
Artsy is a platform for collecting and discovering art. Artsy's mission is to expand the art market to support more artists and art in the world.
Artsy is the online auction partner for Her Stories and artworks donated to the benefit auction will be available for bidding on the Artsy website from the end of October 2018.
Find out more about how to bid in the Artsy auction here.
Leila de Vos Van Steenwijk (Christie’s)
Leila is the Regional Managing Director Asian Art, Europe at Christie’s. After graduating, she joined Christie’s Asian department in Amsterdam and headed the department for 10 years before becoming Managing Director of the Dutch office. One of the highlights of her career was discovering a rare 14th century Yuan blue and white jar, which at £15,7 million became at the time the most expensive Chinese art work ever sold at auction. In 2013, she moved to London to take up her current role. Leila travels extensively and takes sales as an auctioneer in Hong Kong, New York, Paris and London.
Leila will lead the Her Stories live auction on Tuesday 13 November 2018 at The Arts Club.
sketch in Mayfair
sketch is a London destination for food, drink, music and art.
The Parlour at sketch is the venue for the Her Stories discussion Women for Women Collecting Art, addressing the challenges for women and minorities in the art world. Tickets are free and can be reserved here.
Lemonaid and ChariTea are soft drinks made from only the best Organic and Fairtrade fruit and tea. As a Social Enterprise they deliberately pay higher prices for the raw ingredients to promote fair and sustainable trading conditions. By supporting Fairtrade, farmers and workers are empowered to combat poverty and take more control over their lives. Every bottle sold funds the Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation with over £2.5 million raised to date for humanitarian projects.
ChariTea is providing the soft drinks for the Her Stories pARTy on Friday 9 November 2018.
La Hechicera is an award-winning Columbian run brand, Spanish for ‘The Enchantress’ and produced by the only family-owned rum company in Columbia. It is available at Marks & Spencer, Hedonism and via the company website.
La Hechicera is supporting the Her Stories Auction Dinner with some bespoke cocktails.
Visions Canteen is a daytime cafe based at Protein Studios, which serves up Dark Arts Coffee and big food! Think sub sandos served with crisp of the week/Crab Toast/XO Eggs/Breakfast Banh.
Visions Canteen is supporting the Her Stories pARTy on Friday 9 November 2018.
Absolut Vodka is a Swedish vodka made exclusively from natural ingredients. Absolut has been supporting a range of causes and initiatives throughout it's history, with a firm belief in creating a better, more open world.
Absolut is a drinks sponsor of the Her Stories pARTy on 9th November 2018.
The CAMPerVAN is a travelling queer performance and community space. Inspired by the closure of many queer venues across London it was built to provide free and accessible queer performance art, community workshops and film screenings to local communities anywhere in the world.
CAMPerVAN will host and curate a series of special performances at the Her Stories pARTy on Friday 9 November 2018.
Kaya Kaya Records
Kaya Kaya is an independent music label founded in London by Cherish Kaya and Katy Partridge.
Cherish is the music curator for Her Stories and has coordinated DJs, performances and a playlist of women artists for the pARTy.
Hotdog is a poetry magazine featuring women writers, artists and creatives.
Along with Picture Editor Hells Gibson, Hotdog is producing, editing and printing a special magazine for Her Stories, featuring stories of women refugees and migrants, the supporting artists and how we can help change the story for women in the UK’s immigration system.
Park is an award-winning printing service with one of the best equipped, high-technology printing factories in the UK.
Park is printing the tickets, programme and magazine for Her Stories.