The International Festival of Contemporary Arts – City of Women has been held for ten days every October since 1995 in different venues across the city of Ljubljana.
Uniting amazing women* from all over the world, the festival offers a unique experience blending great artistic endeavors with inspiring talks and workshops. Since its institution, the Festival has welcomed over a thousand artists, collectives, curators, theorists and activists, ranging from the emerging to well-known names. We present contemporary, bold, experimental, critical, socially engaged, political, trans-disciplinary and feminist art.
By cooperating with local and international partners and by establishing liaisons with a range of institutional and alternative venues in the city of Ljubljana, the Festival proposes a variety of events from all artistic disciplines, reaches broad and diverse audiences and enjoys wide media exposure.
Every Festival’s edition is curated by the program director and associated selectors.
The festival has been twice awarded the EFFE Festival Label (2017/2018, 2019/2020), which is presented to festivals with an artistic commitment, involvement in their local communities and a European and global outlook by the European Festivals Association (EFA):
"A very complete project, connected to present a future and a lively festival that still keeps on changing and improving with the editions. All the different aims, layers, values that they seek are already incorporated and in movement and the diverse and international program shows that they are constantly moving out of the comfort zone to keep the commitment with the focus they promote. Necessary and inspiring festival."
WHO IS WHO
Organised by: City of Women – Association for the Promotion of Women in Culture
Kersnikova 4, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija
Office: Metelkova 6, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija
T: +386 (0)1 43 81 585
Artistic director: Teja Reba; festival executive production: Eva Prodan; production: Urška Jež; administration and organisation: Amela Meštrovac; art education program: Tea Hvala; public relations and promotion: Urška Lipovž.
Curators and selectors: Živa Brglez, Koen van Daele, Tea Hvala, Živa Jurančič, Katja Kobolt, Tanja Komadina, Varja Močnik, Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, Igor Prassel, Teja Reba, Sandra Sajovic, Mauricio Valdés San Emeterio, Petra Vanič and Alenka Veler
Project co-workers and assistants: Neža Bandel, Barbara Čančer, Sara Fabjan, Alenka Herman, Barbara Režek, Eva Simonič, Sara Šabec, Neža Vatovec, Tanja Završki.
Festival visual identity and web design: Vesna Bukovec; festival trailers: Dorotea Škrabo and КУКЛА; photo documentation: Nada Žgank; video documentation: Urša B. Potokar, Tina Šulc, Ivana Vogrinc Vidali, Valerija Zabret; live streaming: Matjaž Rušt; web editor: Urška Lipovž; web assistance and computer administration: Ogledalo d.o.o.; technical director: Martin Lovšin.
Editor: Tea Hvala; English and Slovenian translation: Sonja Benčina, Špela Bibič, Jedrt Lapuh Maležič; Croatian translation: Đurđa Strsoglavec; Slovenian language editing: Barbara Cerkvenik, Tea Hvala; English language editing: Sonja Benčina, Špela Bibič, Jedrt Lapuh Maležič.
Design: Vesna Bukovec; print: Collegium Graphicum.
Special thanks to:
Honorary president: Eva D. Bahovec; members of the City of Women Association; volunteer festival team: Maja Peharc, Žana Marušič, Judita Corn, Petra Pregelj, Lana Turnšek, Urška Fišter, Lara Jerković, Lucija Ostan, Marja Kode, Qëndresë Deda; technical team: Danijela Zajc, Klemen Švikart, Igor Remeta
Thanks to the participants, festival partners, co-producers, supporters, and to everyone who helped to create this year's edition of the festival.