Festival City of Women 1995–2014
CITY OF WOMEN MANIFESTO
Based on the fact that other festivals and art events often neglect women's art, the main criterion for selection of works and events is women's authorship: all originators of the actual concepts and ideas being presented are women. In this context, we consider the City of Women to be a platform which draws the attention on the disproportionate representation of, and participation of, women in the arts.
the City of Women is focusing on the social
reality in which women's art is produced and wants to reveal some of the
conditions of female creativity. The festival has an integrative as well as an
injunctive function. It provides the opportunity to integrate women's art from
east and west. It also integrates and situates Slovenian women's art in a
larger cultural framework. The injunctive function of the festival is to entail political awareness of the role and
place of women in Slovenian society as well as internationally.
Through international discussion panels and meetings – offering a theoretical reflection on women's role in culture and enabling a productive comparison between different paradigms – the City of Women hopes to help building that awareness.
Another way by which we attempt to improve the conditions for the production of art by women is by organizing a number of workshops (including performing arts, dance, contemporary multimedia arts, etc. ).
Finally, the City of Women hopes to contribute to the idea that women's art is not something uniform (a presumption creating fertile ground for all kinds of stereotypes) but is rather the opposite.
Office for Women’s Policy of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia: 1995
Association for the Promotion of Women in Culture – City of Women: 1996-2014
Festival co-producer: Cankarjev dom: 1996-2014
PRESIDENTS OF CITY OF WOMEN ASSOCIATION (1995-2014)
Uršula Cetinski – 1996-1998
Darja Zaviršek – 1999-2001
Zoja Skušek – 2002-2004
Mirjam Milharčič Hladnik – 2005-2007
Vesna Leskošek (honorary president) – 2010-2014
DIRECTORS OF CITY OF WOMEN FESTIVAL (1995-1998)
Vera Kozmik (director of the Women's Policy Office) – festival director 1995
Uršula Cetinski – artistic director and head of the project 1995-1997, festival director 1998
PROGRAMME COORDINATORS OF CITY OF WOMEN FESTIVAL (1998-2014)
Koen Van Daele – programme co-selector 1995, programme selector and coordinator 1996-2002
Sabina Potočki – programme co-selector 2000-2007, programme coordinator 2003-2006
Bettina Knaup – programme co-selector and coordinator of festival 2002-2004
Milijana Babić – programme co-selector of festival 2005, 2006
Katja Kobolt – programme co-selector of festival 2006, artistic director 2007-2008
Dunja Kukovec – programme co-selector of festival 2006, artistic director 2007-2008
Predrag Pajdić – program co-selector of festival 2010-2011
Mara Vujić – programme co-selector of festival 2005, 2006; artistic director 2009-2014