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PitchWise - festival of women arts 2007
Eleonora Delova | 31 August 2007

PitchWise is rooted in the idea that the transformative power of art can mobilize an individual to make the needed changes in one’s life without expecting dramatic transformations, but rather to find inspiration and strength in the process which is in itself the carrier of change.

The aims of PitchWise are twofold – primarily to create a platform for networking and artistic exchange between artists, activists, and students, youth and other publics; while to ensure that achievements of women are visible and acknowledged, celebrating and empowering women worldwide.

The festival of women arts offers a broad range of artistic events including performing and visual arts. It is a place for an academic exchange and a series of workshops that address activism for human rights.

In gathering diverse audiences with activities such as exhibitions/art installations, concerts, performances, poetry readings, art making sessions, film screenings, lectures/discussions and street activism, PitchWise Festival is a unique space for sharing, exploring, exchanging ideas and networking.

PitchWise – the first festival of women arts demonstrates the energy and power of art-driven individuals from all walks of life who are combining various artistic expressions with their personal sense of social responsibility, embracing fresh, vibrant and alternative reality in culture of BiH and the region.

The idea for a women festival of engaged arts stemms from the recognition that space for women that does exist does not suffice compared to an abundance of women who are addressing burning issues and/or brining changes trough what they do - whether in arts or through fighting for women human rights.

PitchWise festival events address burning issues in our respective countries and communities through different art forms, thus providing not only possible solutions to various issues, but also empowering individuals to take part in and take control of their lives and future.

PitchWise is the place of belief that arts in combination with activism and social - change - driven activities present the very much needed balance in our daily life, ensuring that we can both make the changes in our environment while remaining intact with our individual needs and expression.

Second, PitchWise will be held from Thursday to Tuesday 6-11 September in Sarajevo at the Museum of History of Bosnia and Herzegovina numerous dynamic event and exhibitions, creative workshops, lectures, performances, concerts, street actions and plenty surprises. This year, the program at PitchWise is international as opposed to last year’s focus on the region of former Yugoslavia and Southeastern Europe. The content includes the Guerrilla Girls, Katja von Garnier and Iron Jawed Angels, Sanja Ivekovic, Diyala, Komikaze and much much more: workshops, lectures, exhibitions, performances, conceerts, ...

Applications are ongoing and everyone is welcome!

If you are willing to donate, participate, volunteer and/or get more information on PitchWise [piČvajzZ]fest, please contact us via email: info@fondacijacure.org , or call at 387 33 228 369, and/or visit web site of the festival http://www.pitchwise.fondacijacure.org

PitchWise once, piČvajzZ 4ever!

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