UGM (SI) training program


Free Training for Creatives | Wom@rts


23.9. 2021 – 21.10. 2021

The aim of this training course is to support the young and medium generation of female creatives and give them access to practical and specific knowledge, the possibility to exchange their experiences and establish new professional connections. The programme is based on short lectures and practical exercises that will be led by experts in selected areas. The training led by invited mentors will encourage the creatives in various phases of their careers to continue with their work or help them find a new direction. The participants will learn about the various self-employment options, focus on the analysis, organisation and promotion of their work, compare their experiences and receive motivation and support.



In Module 1 (online) established creatives will share their work experience.

Led by: Polonca Lovšin 

Participating artists:  Vesna Bukovec, Mark Požlep, Toni Soprano Meneglejte, Alenka Pirman

In Module 2 (online) the young creatives will learn how to present their work (CV, artistic statement, application procedure). This module also incorporates the application to the international platform Wom@rts.

Led by: Urška Jurman and Vladimir Vidmar

In Module 3 (live, in the premises of the Maribor Art Gallery) the participants will learn about legislative, administrative and accountancy procedures.

Led by: Marija Mojca Pungerčar 

Participating expert: accountant Barbara Krevh

In Module 4 (online) the participants will overview their portfolio and discuss artworks. 

Led by: Breda Kolar Sluga and Polonca Lovšin, together with invited curators 

In Module 5 (live, in the premises of the Maribor Art Gallery) the participants will attend a printing workshop and hold a one-day exhibition in UGM.

Led by: Mina Fina 

The concept of this training course emerged within the project Wom@rts. The concept was adapted for the Slovene space by Breda Kolar Sluga and Polonca Lovšin.

*Women are coming is the title of the sculpture that the artist Duba Sambolec created in 1976, during her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. We decided to use this title to honour one of the first feminist artistic statements in the Slovene space.

The project is a part of the international partner network Wom@rts, which is co-financed by the programme Creative Europe (EU), the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Maribor.