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“Women Art & Business Links” Conference

INTERNATIONAL FORUM FOR WOMEN ARTISTS and MANAGERS


BELGRADE, September 25, 2023

Location: Museum of Vuk and Dositej, Collegium Hungaricum Belgrade

Partners and supporters
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia
Collegium Hungaricum Belgrade
Embassy of Portugal
European Festival Association
Delegation of EU
Winery 100 Women
BeoStok – Lavazza coffee

The Conference and art programs are organized as a part of ArtLink festival, on September 25 – Women Art Links – INTERNATIONAL FORUM FOR WOMEN ARTISTS and MANAGERS.
We would like to present several extraordinary women artists and managers, donors, educators, initiators and founders of the festivals, orchestras and important international programs. This Conference will be a starting point for new developments in the sector with strong focus on women, aiming to develop new synergies and partnerships, create co-productions, stimulate international artistic exchanges and innovative artistic projects and socially responsible project.

ArtLink is the member of European Festival Association and its Hub fort several programs and platforms and our goal to create a space for exchange and interaction of female cultural leaders from the region and Europe.

The participants will present their stories and practical experiences, and open the debate of important themes related to creativity and artistic presentation as a powerful tool for building bridges, peace and understanding.

Proposed Conference Programme, September 25th

Museum of Vuk and Dositej, Gospodar Jevremova 21

9:00 Lavazza Coffee welcome

9:30 Introduction:

  • Jovanka Višekruna Janković, Pianist, Founder, ArtLink
  • Gordana Predić, Advisor to the Minister of Culture
  • Representative of the Ambassador UN, Serbia
  • Plamena Halacheva, Delegation of EU
10:00 SESSION 1 – Women Artists – From Past to Future – Visions and Missions
  • Film – Mina Karadžić by Elijana Gavrilović, Museum of Vuk and Dositej, Serbia, Presentation
  • Isabel Vaz, cellist, Artistic Director, Algarve Festival, Portugal
  • Milica Jelača Jovanović, Pianist, Professor at Western Washington University, US
  • Momchil Georgiev, Bulgaria, Director of Sofia Music Weeks Festival, Presentation of Julia Hristova, Founder of The New Symhony Orchestra
  • Sumu Kim, musicologist, Presentation: Women composers, Korea; Korean–Bulgarian Music Project
  • Jovanka Višekruna Janković, Pianist, Founder, ArtLink
11:00 SESSION 2 – European Platforms and programs – Opportunities for Exchange, Festival Cities
  • Kathrin Deventer, Secretary General, European Festival Association –EFA
  • Viviana Valtcheva, Conductor, Bulgaria
  • Donika Rudi, EFFEA platform, European Festival Association
  • Katalin Gordos, Festival Cooperation Project funded by Creative Europe
12:00 SESSION 3 – Modern Mecenate, Arts and Bussines, Art as a Bussines,
  • Madlena Zepter, Film
  • Sanja Popović Pantić, Women Business Association, Serbia
  • Ljiljana Burčul, visual artist and entrepreneur
  • Gordana Živaljević, WInery, 100 Women
  • Sona Hovhannissyan, Artistic Director, Yerevan Perspectives, Creative Europe Desk, Armenia

13:00 Exhibition Opening, Museum of Vuk and Dositej – Women artists

Artists: Tamara Kusovac, Ivana Martić, Marija Dokmanović, Milica Živadinović i Ljiljana Burčul
Concert: Isabel Vaz, cello, J.S. Bach: Suite No1, Casado: Suitte

13:30 – 14:30 Vine Tasting 100 Women

Collegium Hungaricum Belgrade, Gračanička 14

15:00 – 15:30 – Welcome Coffee and Music Intermezzo

15:30 – 16:30 SESSION 4 – Festivals and Cultural institutions as a meeting points for coproductions and International Exchange
  • Natália Oszkó-Jakab, Director, Valley of Arts Festival, Kerekdomb, Hungary – Moderator
  • Elżbieta Chojnowska, Head of Artist Management, Ludwig van Beethoven and Artistic Director of Musical Bridges Festival, Poland
  • Svetlana Waradzinova, Professor, Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia

16:30 – 17:00 Coffee Break

17:00 – 18:00 SESSION 5 – V4 Presentations of Cultural representations of the Embassies of Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Czechia in Serbia Diplomacy (presentation of the activities of institutes in Belgrade)
  • Lucie Orbók, Czech House Belgrade
  • Robert Kaszab, Collegium Hungaricum, Belgrade
  • Jacek Multanowski, Polish Institute
  • Boris Koncev, Embassy of Slovakia
19:00 CONCERT

Lana Zorjan, violin, Isabel Vaz, cello, Jovanka Višekruna Janković, piano

19:45 Cocktail

Artists

Jovanka Visekruna Jankovic, Founder and the Artistic Director of ArtLink festival and President of Serbian Festival Association, Classical pianist

Isabel Vaz, Chamber musician, Cellist

Milica Jelaca Jovanovic, Classical pianist

Ljiljana Burcul, MS in mechanical engineering, Applied art

Lana Zorjan, violin

Tamara Kusovac,

Ivana Martić,

Marija Dokmanović,

Milica Živadinović


Speakers

Jovanka Visekruna Jankovic, Founder and the Artistic Director of ArtLink festival and President of Serbian Festival Association,

Kathrin Deventer, Secretary General,

Natália Oszkó-Jakab, Head of the Arts for Rural Development Foundation,

Sona Hovhannisyan, Arts manager,

Milica Jelaca Jovanovic, Classical pianist

Sanja Popovic Pantic, Doctor of Economic Sciences

Gordana Predić, Advisor to the Minister of Culture,

Representative of the Ambassador UN, Serbia

Plamena Halacheva, Delegation of EU,

Sumu Kim, musicologist,

Momchil Georgiev, Bulgaria, Director of Sofia Music Weeks Festival,

Donika Rudi, EFFEA platform,

Katalin Gordos, Festival Cooperation Project funded by Creative Europe,

Lucie Orbók, Czech House Belgrade,

Robert Kaszab, Collegium Hungaricum, Belgrade,

Jacek Multanowski, Polish Institute

Boris Koncev, Embassy of Slovakia