WHAT IS THE NINE MUSES FESTIVAL?
The Nine Muses Festival was founded in 2019 by Spotify, Kinnevik, MTG and Discovery. The event was also supported by Polar Music Prize, The Moth and Google. It's a one-day event held every year on International Women's Day: 8th March.
Read more on the founding story here.
A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN IN THE CREATIVE ARTS
Women in the creative arts have a direct and lasting impact on culture and society. The Nine Muses Festival creates 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.
THE NINE MUSES
In Greek mythology, the Nine Muses are the inspirational goddesses of literature, science, and the arts. In ancient cultures, they were considered the source of all knowledge embodied in poetry, lyrics songs, and myths. The Muses were responsible for the development of culture and creativity.
Today, more than ever, women in creative arts inspire and influence the world in which we live. What better way to inspire the next generation than to bring them to the forefront and celebrate them as today’s Muses!
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.
The Nine Muses Festival is a collaborative event between the major (and smaller) players in the media and creative arts industries. The aim is to create community. In designing the event we promise to be realistic with today's situation and view, and focus on encouragement, positivity and inspiration.
The event will always be respectful of our speakers, performers, partners and audience, and always incorporate an element of interactivity, with a friendly and open vibe. We will rely on storytelling and creating connection, giving a platform for creators and creating space for experience exchange.
Those who identify as women, non-binary and allies are all welcome!