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THE VOICE OF A WOMAN (VOW) was first established in 2010 this year celebrating 13 Years.

For 13 years VOW has been redressing the gender imbalance in the art and film world by presenting its yearly festival, pop-up exhibitions, and talks, in iconic venues internationally featuring women artists in New York, London and Cannes, while also using our platform to make a difference for women, girls, environmental and human rights organisations.

THE VOICE OF A WOMAN FESTIVAL – VOW | FEST, first launched on 25th November 2011, in Covent Garden, London. The 25th November is THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN & GIRLS. The aim was to not only feature great works by women, but to also use our festival to galvanize support for selected women’s, children’s, and human rights charities. To date we have worked with such organisations as: Amnesty International; UN Women; UNICEF; Women’s Aid; Human Rights Watch and others. We have created mentoring and training programs for students in schools/universities and worked internationally on a variety of projects in communities of need. In 2022 in partnership with Christie’s auction house our work supported Human Rights Watch.

Over the years VOW has presented its festival and exhibitions in such venues as: Cannes Palais d’Festival – France; the National Portrait Gallery – London; Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) – London; Spring Studios – New York; Paley Center for Media – New York; Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) – New York; Museum of Moving Image – New York and other venues – attracting both public and industry audiences. This year we add The Royal Exchange to our list of landmark take-overs.

On November 25th 2023, THE VOICE OF A WOMAN will present an all-day exhibition/fair of the works of women artists, with funds raised to support selected charities.


THE VOICE OF A WOMAN AWARDS were first presented in 2012 at the National Portrait Gallery in London and presented each year since at such venues as the Museum of Modern Art  - MoMA in New York City.

THE VOICE OF A WOMAN AWARD has been received by such artists as: Shirin Neshat, Ming Smith, Grace Jones, Kim Longinotto, Deeyah Khan, So Yong Kim and others.


THE VOICE OF A WOMAN TALKS are delivered throughout the year featuring contemporary artists, filmmakers, writers, and thought-leaders sharing their works, process, journeys and the things that matter most to them, informing their works.

Just a few of the artists featured have been:

Shirin Neshat, Grace Jones, Nina Menkes, Germaine Greer, So Yong Kim, Adepero Oduye, and others.


THE VOICE OF A WOMAN | ART FOR CHANGE | VOW ART FAIR features artists who want to make a difference. Funds raised from each fair is distributed to selected charities as well as supporting international art projects run by THE VOICE OF A WOMAN delivered in to schools, universities and communities in need internationally (even a Syrian refugee camp in France). 

Over the years THE VOICE OF A WOMAN has partnered with Amnesty International, UNICEF, Human Rights Watch and other NGO's using the power of film and the arts to educate, question, explore, empower, move and inspire.

THE VOICE OF A WOMAN has delivered art projects to communities in: Uganda, South Africa, Tanzania, Jamaica, United Kingdom and the United States.

Please do follow our work on Instagram IG: @thevoiceofawoman, or on Facebook: The Voice Of A Woman - @vowfestival


THE VOICE OF A WOMAN Founder & Curator: Maureen A. Bryan