Voices of Women
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A mosaic of monologues and music. A collage of voices of women now. Live and on film. What’s your story?
Sharing stories makes the world a better place. Voices of Women encourages women to come forward and tell their story, and works with all women to craft it into a beautiful written, live or filmed piece, to share with the world.
Courage to speak out boldly is what we nurture, from women whose stories have never been told, to women who are keen to share new stories. We are driven by the women who take the brave step to share their story, for themselves and also for their diverse and First Nations communities.
Through the power of music, performance, art and creativity, this has the potential to shape who we are and what we can become.
Voices of Women is a not for profit organisation inspired by storytellers, performance and new music. It has diversity and collaboration at its heart.
We run an annual competition for short stories written in the first person, which we present by trained actors in live performances, streamed events and films.
We have presented live performances in Sydney at Studio MV, Leichhardt Edge Activation Program, Articulate Project Space, Ryde Library with South-Asian writers and actors, Dubbo Fringe Festival at Studio 138 with regional artists and Outback Writers, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery with local elder Cheryl Penrith and Booranga Writers, in Goulburn at the Hume Conservatorium of Music.
We released our first feature film CLEARWAY (Corona) in 2020. We won the Carla Zampatti Arts and Culture Medal for excellence in multicultural storytelling in 2022.
In 2022 we released our second feature film Entanglement and 12 short films. Entanglement has been nominated in the Toronto International Women's Film Festival and is a semi finalist in the Dublin International Women's Film Festival.
We support a composer in residence creating new Australian music and publish the Voices of Women podcast.
Voices of Women acknowledges the Gadigal and Wangal people of the Eora nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which we produce and share stories. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Artwork above: Lucy Scales/Studio ARTES, 'Embellishment', digital artwork commissioned by Voices of Women for the Embellishment program.