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Calling all ladies
Ladyfest Ottawa is looking for applications for performers, bands and workshops for the fifth annual festival (Sept. 29-Oct 1). You can apply online here by July 1!
Here’s some info from the ladyfest crew:
Ladyfest Ottawa (LFO) is a non-profit, primarily women-organized music and arts festival that is open to everyone.
Now in our fifth year, LFO seeks to showcase women’s artistic expression and share ideas through music, performance, film and video, exhibitions, panels and workshops. LFO is part of a tradition of grassroots-organized festivals showcasing the talents of women artists. The first Ladyfest took place in Olympia, WA in 2000. This event inspired women around the world, from New York City to Berlin to Indonesia, to organise their own festivals. Other Canadian Ladyfests have taken place in Toronto, Guelph and Halifax (Ed note: and Winnipeg!).
Ladyfest Ottawa is an inclusive, feminist organization. We feel that providing a venue for women artists counters the obstacles and discrimination that women often face, including sexism, homophobia and racism. We also try to address these issues in our workshops, along with encouraging a D.I.Y. (do-it-yourself), hands-on approach to skill sharing. We believe that political action can be fun and creative!