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.
Read more on the founding story here.
In September 2022 we launched a new concept called Nine Muses Collective - a way for our community to gather and network throughout the year.
A celebration of women in the creative industries
Women in the creative industries have a direct and lasting impact on culture and society. The Nine Muses Festival and Nine Muses Collective creates an inspirational exchange for these women. Filled with inspirational speakers, workshops, and networking opportunities our events are ideal if you want to learn, share and build community with other women within the creative industries 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 industries 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. In the spirit of advancing women from early career stages to senior leaders, we are creating an event that will be an inspirational exchange in the creative industries, with a clear focus on community and empowerment. Our objective is to give our audience tools and tactics to overcome challenges they may face during their careers.
We’ll rely on storytelling and creating connections, giving a platform for experience exchange.
Those who identify as women and allies are all welcome!
Meet the team
Hi my name is Faduma and I am part of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging team at Spotify. My role when it comes to Nine Muses is to co-project lead and develop our creative programming.
I’ve always enjoyed exploring how creativity and the creative industries can drive impact. That is why I am excited to be part of building and expanding Nine Muses beyond our flagship event in March. It is wonderful to see we have a community who are equally excited to co-create and build a network that’s truly inclusive and global.
Hi, I'm Victoria and I’m part of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging team at Spotify. I project manage Nine Muses! I have loved seeing the community grow and develop, and the impact the festival can have supporting women in the creative industries.
I am so excited for what we have planned for March 2023, and providing more opportunities for connection throughout the year!
Listen to the songs that inspire women in the creative industry
Listening is everything! Discover the Nine Muses Festival 2022 playlist at Spotify. Featuring some songs and poems written, produced, and performed by women creators from around the world.