Ruth, I love the idea that makerspaces could be places that support female artists. In fact, there could be programs directed specifically at doing this, that could team up with members of the arts community to run such things. This was really something I had not thought of but makes perfect sense. 🙂
I sometimes feel like art is a bit left out of the maker movement, because not all artists are crafters or tinkerers… but I believe it is possible that space can be created for them to be there.