FSS launched in 2012 in order to celebrate the one-hundred-year anniversary for women's right to vote in Norway the year after, by organizing a three-day symposium in Oslo. The main theme for the event was gender equality. Where do female artists stand in the art world 100 years after the introduction of women's suffrage? To what extent are women underrepresented compared to men in public and private collections, art history and the commercial market? Why don't female philanthropists collect art made by women to the same degree as art made by men?
The main purpose for the symposium is to make room for female artists in the art world.
The First symposium (25—27 May, 2013) invited the feminist icon and a world-renowned artist Judy Chicago, a noted art historian and Deputy Director at the Getty Institute Andrew Perchuk together with Dr. Elizabeth Sackler, founder of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, to Oslo to talk about gender issues in art.