26 XX International Festival of Contemporary Arts – City of Women
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."
The programme and more information is available on the festival website (in Slovenian and English).