National/Specialised Music Organisation
GEDOK Federation of Women Artists and Patrons of the Arts
With ca. 2400 members in 23 local groups, GEDOK Federation is the oldest and largest organization for women artists.
Interdisciplinary (visual arts, applied arts, performing arts, literature and music), supports professional women artists.
GEDOK is a charitable organization, members work benevolently.
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 organisation, 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 cultural sector.
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.