Following a decision agreed in Copenhagen in 1911, International Women’s Day was officially honoured for the first time in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. More than one million women and men attended IWD rallies campaigning for women’s rights to work, vote, be trained, to hold public office and end discrimination.
The new millennium has witnessed a significant change and attitudinal shift in both women’s and society’s thoughts about women’s equality and emancipation. And so the tone and nature of IWD has, for the past few years, moved from being a reminder about the negatives to a celebration of the positives. Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements.
Culture Vultures is an arts organization bases in and around the Fez region. It is the 4th consecutive year C.V will co-ordinate an IWD event. Our aim is to highlight women’s achievements, turn up the culture and entice the traditional into the now. Fez’s weight in gold is it’s historic architecture and rich tapestry of spirituality, architecture and handicrafts. C.V. invites you to contribute in freshly pinning Fez on the map of contemporary culture activities in Morocco.
IWD 2011 – Itinery
March 6th – Divas Dinner
March 8th – 20th Exhibition “Cycle”
March 8-th – Live traditional music with Dj Shevy.
March 9-20th – Film, Workshops, Yoga, Auction and closure event.
Celebrating 100 years of women’s progress, this century circle will be presented in the from of an exhibition, work-shops, live music and electronic sound, a film and a Divas Dinner; the latter being the only event exclusive to women.
This exhibition around the theme of Cycle assembles female artist’s work from around the globe that have a strong connection with Morocco.
Culture Vultures presents to the Fez’ public and beyond a diversity of contemporary cultural activities and art practice.
Artists Call Out
Under the theme of Cycle, female artists from any country are invited to submit up to 8 pieces of work for this celebratory exhibition, accompanied by a brief statement and C.V. The works may be in any medium. Works will be chosen by a professional selection committee. The deadline for electronic submission is January 5th to firstname.lastname@example.org
Female artists who have yet a connection with Morocco are invited to participate in our artist’s residence program which closes on the 25th of February 2011. Please enquire at email@example.com for more details.
Make a mark, think globally and act with us locally. Contribute to ensuring that the future for girls is progressive, equal, safe and rewarding and celebrate women’s achievement up until now.