FEMART 7th Edition
For the Seventh time, Art and Community Center - Artpolis has organized FemArt festival - International Women Artists and Activists Festival that was held in Pristina during 10 -16 June, 2019 (7 days).
The motto of the festival for this year was Freedom VS Shame thus encouraging women to take ownership of their lives and decision making while promoting a life free of judgment and prejudice.
Women are shamed consistently for whatever reason the patriarchal views can think of, that is why with this motto we aim to raise awareness and empower all women regardless of their ethnic, social, racial backgrounds and sexual preferences.
The program of the festival included, but was not limited to topics such as: Human rights, Sexual and Reproductive health rights - abortion, Transitional justice and peace, LGBTQI rights, Women empowerment, Violence against women, global and regional exchange successes stories etc.
The festival featured original Artistic creations created by women in Kosovo, region and world-wide with 5 Theatre performances, 1 Dance Theatre, 1 Street Performance, 1 Meet the Poet, 1 Slam Poetry, 4 Music Concerts, 2 Exhibitions, 1 Master Class, 2 Conferences, 3 Panel Discussions, 1 Presentation and 4 Workshops.
All these powerful and inspiring events were conducted in 13 different areas: Hotel Grand, ODA Theatre, Innovation Center Kosovo – ICK, Menza Ramiz Sadiku, National Library of Kosovo, The National Theatre of Kosovo, Student Center, Faculty of Arts, Mother Teresa Square, The National Gallery of Kosovo, Etno Village Kukaj, Fidan Lahu – Center and Lapidarium of Kosovo Museum.
During the Seven days of the festival, there were over 200 artists and activists (women and men) from Kosovo, Albania, Africa, Portugal, Austria, Italy, Japan, France, Netherland, North Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, USA, that were involved through their activities and projects. As every year 30 volunteers had the opportunity to be part of the festival, to help the festival in order for everything to go smoothly and in return FemArt helped them grow in cultural managerial skills, as well as on a personal level, new friendships and joyful moments
The festival was attended by: 4,000 people.
The seventh edition of Femart is supported by: European Union, Kvinna till Kvinna, Austrian Development Cooperation, UNFPA, Ministry of culture, youth and sports, Prishtina Municipality, Cfd, KRCT, Unë e Du Kosovën, IPKO Foundation, UNWOMEN, K10Coalition, Hotel International Prishtina.
Institutional and media sponsors: Glam Radio, Kosovo National Library “Pjetër Bogdani”, The National Gallery of Kosovo, Kosovo Museum, Oda Theater, KultPlus, KTV, Menza Ramiz Sadiku.
Femart Festival 7th edition was part of the 20 activities commemorating the 20th anniversary of the liberation of Prishtina, organized in cooperation with the municipality of Prishtina.
- Day 1 - Monday - 10.06.19
- Day 2 Tuesday - 11.06.19
- Day 3 - Wednesday - 12.06.19
- Day 4 - Thursday - 13.06.19
- Day 5 - Friday - 14.06.19
- Day 6 - Saturday - 15.06.19
- Day 7 - Sunday - 16.06.19