Women in the creative arts have a direct and lasting impact on culture and society. The Nine Muses Festival is an annual one day event creating an inspirational exchange for these women. Filled with inspirational speakers, workshops, and networking opportunities the festival is ideal if you want to learn, share and build community with other women within the creative arts in a safe and empowering space.
Throughout history, some of the world's greatest talents often refer to muses as their inspiration, therefore the muses themselves should be celebrated as the driving force behind some of the most important and culturally effective movements within creative arts. It’s no coincidence the muses are generally women. The flash behind the idea, the lyrics behind the melody, the view behind the picture...women have, throughout time, inspired and influenced the world in which we live. Come together to celebrate each other as today’s muses.
The Nine Muses Festival will include a fireside chat with Dr. Ahmad Sarmast, the founder and director of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM), which includes Zohra. Dr Ahmad and ANIM were the laureates at 2018’s Polar Music Prize. Zohra is Afghanistan's first all-female orchestra, consisting of female musicians between the ages of 12-19 and will perform a concert at Berwaldhallen on the evening of March 8th. Spotify, the Nine Muses Festival and Polar Music Prize is supporting the event and have played a part in enabling the orchestra to come to Sweden. All attendees of the Nine Muses Festival will also get to enjoy the concert at Berwaldhallen during the evening. Read more about An Evening For Afghanistan and support the event with a donation to Radiohjälpen’s work in Afghanistan here.