CITY OF WOMEN – Association for the Promotion of Women in Culture
The Association for the Promotion of Women in Culture – City of Women was founded in 1996 in Ljubljana. The Association is governed by a board of an independent council of renowned individuals from different areas of Slovenian cultural life, art and science, which aims to to encourage intersectional discussions on the issue of gender and the promotion of gender equality, also production and organization of innovative, high-profile, bold and cutting-edge art events.
Its largest event is the annual International Festival of Contemporary Arts – City of Women. The festival which was originally initiated and organised by the Slovenian governmental Office for Women's Policy in 1995 has since been organised by the City of Women.
The board is presided over by a (honorary) president. The programme is curated, coordinated and organized by a permanent team of three members, whilst the festival team is on average composed of ten people, usually self-employed in culture, who work on temporary work-contracts (1–3 months) and volunteers.
City of Women's throughout the year activities:
- transdisciplinary research program dedicated to the integration of art and science
- production and coproduction of art works (performances, exhibitions, installations, concerts)
- cultural and arts education and work with young people
- archive and study room
- international cooperations and networking
- international festival of contemporary arts - City of Women
Program director: Teja Reba
Honorary President - Vesna Leškošek
City of Women board members: Pija Bodlaj, Alenka Gregorič, Nataša Hrastnik, Urška Jež, Bettina Knaup, Katja Kobolt, Dunja Kukovec, Vesna Leskošek (honorary president), Amela Meštrovac, Teja Reba, Inga Remeta, Petra Slatinšek, Lilijana Stepančič, Neva Šlibar, Mara Vujić, Jasmina Založnik, Lana Zdravkovič, Nada Žgank.