The partners work to increase the visibility of women in some of their previously existing international Festivals (Hay Festivals in Europe and Latin America and the Cantactrices! series of concerts and meetings parallel to Cineuropa film festival in Santiago), as well as to promote a specific ad hoc event to give visibility to the literature produced by young European women authors, coinciding with the 2020 European Cultural Capital title in Rijeka, Croatia- the first European Young Female Writers Meeting.
This activity will allow the mobility and participation of over 90 female artists and intellectuals.


Hay Festival

Hay Festival brings readers and writers together to share stories and ideas in sustainable events around the world. The festivals inspire, examine and entertain, inviting participants to imagine the world as it is and as it might be. Nobel Prize-winners and novelists, scientists and politicians, historians and musicians talk with audiences in a dynamic exchange of ideas. Hay Festival’s global conversation shares the latest thinking in the arts and sciences with curious audiences live, in print and digitally. Hay Festival also runs wide programmes of education work supporting coming generations of writers and culturally hungry audiences of all ages.In the frame of Wom@rts project there will be 12 Hay Festival editions:


Cartagena de Indias, Colombia: January/February 2018/2019
Hay-on–Wye, Wales, UK: May-June 2018/2019
Segovia, Spain: September 2018/2019
Querétaro, Mexico: September 2018/2019
Arequipa, Peru: November 2018/2019


Discover all the activities for this project here: Hay Festival Proyecto Womarts 


¡Cantactrices! Series of Concerts and Meetings

For the last 30 years Auditorio de Galicia has organized the Cineuropa film festival. We want to take advantage of this event to reach its audience through the organisation of a specific parallel series, that we will include not projections, but live participation of European actresses: ¡Cantactrices! (singer-actresses). In that framework 4 European singer-actresses will be invited to perform, 2 in the 2019 edition (together with the “2nd Sex” exhibition opening), and 2 in the 2020 edition. Both editions should take place between October and November. It will also allow them to participate at roundtables or meetings with the general audience.


Hay Festival Rijeka 2020 –1st European Young Female Writers Meeting

In the framework of 2020 European Capital of Culture, the Academy of Applied Arts, together with other partners, will organise a 3-day event in Rijeka, between April-June 2020, putting together 28 young promising female authors (one per EU country) to discuss the future of EU literature and to insist on the need to reach gender-equal share presence in the book and publishing markets.

This important event will need over a year of preparation. In addition to the identification and selection of the participants, that will be made by a pool of “judges” from the partners countries, each participant will either create or select extract from existing books for up to 6 pages. This will allow to edit a specific “Rijeka 2020-28 Young European Female Authors” book, that will be edited and published (in paper and as an e-book) in original languages and English translation.