S(v)odobnost, a word play combining »freedom« and »contemporaneity«, is the title of the project that City of Women is part of together with four other contemporary art organizations in Slovenia. Fully entitled S(v)odobnost – develop your potentials through contemporary art, the project is focused on the partners’ development and implementation of arts and culture educational programs for youth aged between 14 and 20. The second target group consists of teachers and youth workers who want to introduce contemporary art practices (as well as venues where these can be experienced) to their pupils or students. 

Contemporary art widens the horizons and encourages the creative expression of young people. To pedagogues, it offers a variety of fresh approaches to difficult social issues – both within and outside the classroom. The project aims at integrating arts and cultural education in the curricula on all levels of schooling. Our short-term goal is to create viable working conditions for contemporary art organizations in Slovenia, so that they could continually, in cooperation with experts on pedagogy, create and implement excellent arts and culture education programs.

City of Women has joined the project because we believe that access to, creation of and knowledge about contemporary art are essential for the development of a society, based on equality. Within the project, City of Women is shaping its methodological approaches to arts and culture education according to feminist pedagogy, works as an advocacy group and tries to ensure long-term funding. These activities are coordinated by Tea Hvala.

The project lasts from October 2018 until the end of the year 2019. 

More info (Slovene only): https://svodobnost.webstarts.com


Contemporary Art Mosaic Workshop 

The Contemporary Art Mosaic workshop is directed at teachers. It is to be repeated three times between October and December 2019. The workshop is designed as an interdisciplinary hybrid between a guided tour of the artworks and exhibition spaces, an analysis of three chosen contemporary works of art and a presentation of artistic contexts and organizational models for culture and production. The workshop is free of charge and will be held on 23 October, 15 November and 11 December, each time from 16.00 to 17.30. More on the content and implementation of the Mosaic is available online. Applications until all spaces are filled will be accepted at the e-mail address: svodobnost@gmail.com.






Associated partners

  • Gimnazija Poljane
  • CUK Kino Šiška
  • DIEHL+RITTER gUG, Berlin
  • Lokomotiva – Centre for new initiatives in arts and culture, Skopje

Funded by

Republic of Slovenia – Ministry of Public Administration