Hello IAM readers!
We’ve been overwhelmed by the response to our request for nominations for women working in the arts who need to be recognised – thank you so much to everyone who has sent in their suggestions.
We’re now looking for contributors for the upcoming women’s edition so if you have a topic you’d like to write about contact IAM editor Maria Roberts (email@example.com).
And from the feedback we’ve received already what’s surprising is just how important this issue is to you!
‘Just would like to drop you a quick line congratulating you for the project! I consider it to be of extreme importance!’
IETM, International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts, Belgium.
‘There are so many women out there doing outstanding and necessary
things,’ Jennifer Dautermann, Director, Classical:NEXT, Germany.
‘I am SO pleased to see that you’re going to feature women in the arts in an upcoming edition of your magazine,’ Kathryn J Heideman, Director, Master of Arts Management (MAM) Program, Carnegie Mellon University, US.
‘You are brilliant – it is Woman’s Week every week,’ Caryn Tomlinson, Universal Music, UK.
‘As a recent graduate in Cultural Policy and Relations, I know how hard it can be, especially as a woman, to enter the arts industry. A positive initiative like yours can only help to give recognition to women’s contribution, inspiring the next generation of the female cultural work force,’ Clara Melluish, International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism, Spain.
‘Thank you so much for your (wake up) call for nominations of women in the arts! It’s really needed, not just because female achievements seem to be still strangely overlooked, even in 2015 and even in the arts business, but also because women seem to strangely overlook themselves and their achievements!‘ Barbara Simonsen, Laboratoriet, Denmark.
Until then you can be inspired by these stories of fabulous women in the arts:
- IAM speaks to 29-year-old Elizabeth Newman, Bolton Octagon’s new artistic director.
- In Issue 6, out next week, read how choreographer Sanna Kekäläinen (pictured above) created the internationally acclaimed Kekäläinen & Company.
- Organic Matters—Women to Watch 2015 on view June 5–September 13, 2015, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington.
- Over at HELLO STAGE ‘Ladies Month‘ spanned the whole of March. Pop over and see the top women in the industry to make it onto their Classical Buzz blog. Top women conductors; Top women musicians; Top women managers.