International cooperation

One of the important program activities of City of Women is international cooperation and networking, as well as the presentation and promotion of Slovenian artists abroad, both within partnership projects and international co-productions. City of Women is part of:

ACTART, International Youth Exchange

This year, the City of Women is collaborating in the project ACTART within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme. Together with the K-zona association (Croatia) and the Organization for Promotion of Activism OPA (Serbia), we are preparing an exchange for twenty young artists and activists from Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia.  

At the exchange in Zagreb (from 30 September to 6 October), they are going to discuss current issues from the field of feminism and gender minorities, wondering how to present the efforts for gender equality and LGBT+ movement equality in the media, as well as the local culture and art scenes, in a contemporary, fresh way. They are going to present their newly acquired knowledge in contemporary technologies, media literacy, art events organization and activist (co-)operation at an exhibition held in Zagreb within the scope of the 13th Vox Feminae Festival. We are happy that the exhibition is moving to Ljubljana in December 2019. You will soon be able to read more about it on the City of Women web page. 

MUSICA FEMINA // 2018 - 2020 // european project (Austria), Association for the Promotion of Women in Culture - City of Women (SI), Gryllus Kft (Hungary)

In collaboration with: Archiv Frau und Musik, Frankfurt am Main (Germany)Heroines of sound, Berlin (Germany)

Musica Femina is a two-year cooperation project of international partners who share visions of gender equality in the cultural and artistic sector. By 2020, a variety of activities will have been implemented in different local environments:

- highlighting the creativity of women composers

- facilitating new creations and transnational mobility of music artists

- proposing discursive programs on music and musicology

- implementing structural changes in regard to equality in the music industry.


Visit the project's website.

More about the City of Women activities in frame of the project click here.


PERFORMING GENDER - DANCE MAKES DIFFERENCES // 2017 - 2019 // european project

Performing Gender - Dance makes differencesA two-year international program (6 partners from 5 countries) designed for European professionals (or future professionals) in the field of dance and performance art (including 5 international makers, 5 dramaturgs and 50 dancers/performers, 35 days of trainings, 5 sketches/works publicly performed, 5 workshops and a publication).

The project aims to improve skills, strategies and discourses about the intersection of performance and gender.


Project leader: Comitato Provinciale Arcigay Il Cassero, Gender Bender Festival (Italy)
Partners: Association for the Promotion of Women in Culture - City of Women (SI), Comune di Bassano del Grappa (Italy), Paso a 2 Plataforma Coreográfica Asociación Cultural (Spain), Theaterfestival Boulevard (The Netherlands), Yorkshire Dance Centre Trust Ltd. (United Kingdom).

GENDER.NET / Cultural Gender Practices Network

The platform arises from the need for a free and safe space where activist, intellectual, artistic and cultural production can take place, which will contribute to the visibility of various feminist practices and technologies of resistance. Regional women’s, feminist and queer festivals, media websites and initiatives belong to the continuity of feminist practices in the nEXt YU area, while at the same time they open up new fields of action and voice a new generation of feminists with different private and public histories.



What Drives UsWhat Drives Us is an international project that seeks to shed light on festival sustainability.  Acknowledging that festivals run on different models, we invite grassroots collectives along with more institutionalised organisations to share their approaches towards sustainable cultural work.  The initiative was started in 2014 as part of the 11th edition of The HTMlles, feminist festival of media arts + digital culture in Montreal, produced by Studio XX.

An online publication is the result of an ongoing investigation into the theme of festival sustainability.

The festivals presented:

A SPACE FOR LIVE ART // 2008 - 2013

A Space For Live ArtLive art, an artistic discipline which "defies all definition" is experiencing a remarkable renewal. It's fluctuating and diverse forms, the special inclusion of public, innovative performance spaces and usage of performance language make one of the most innovative performance genres, propogated especially by women artists. Live art was little known to the world at large. To bridge this gap and strenghten the position of new forms of live art in Europe, eight cultural structures have partnered in a five-year European project entitled A Space For Live Art. Results of the project are summarized in a publication, which you can download here.