We decided it was time for women leaders in the cultural sector in Europe to come together, take stock and plan for the future.

We, Carla Delfos, founder of the European League of Institutes of the Arts and currently leading Art Futures in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Mercedes Giovinazzo, Director of Interarts in Barcelona, Spain and Chrissie Tiller, Creative Consultant in London, United Kingdom, took the initiative to set up the “Disorderly Women, the Alliance of Women Leaders in Culture”.

The aim of the Disorderly Women Alliance is to promote and support women working in leadership roles in the cultural sector in Europe.
We encourage solidarity among women in leadership roles in the cultural sector in Europe and raise their visibility.
We empower both established and emerging generations by reflecting on urgent and timely perspectives, sharing experiences, exchanging competences and fostering new collaborations and connections.

The structure of the Disorderly Women Alliance is light, open and flexible and the initiative is owned by its members. The Regulations and Values are annually reviewed.

Two events have been organised up to now:
HERstory Basel in July 2018 and HERstory Barcelona February 2019.
HERstory Amsterdam will take place 9 and 10 December 2019.

One of the key outcomes of HERstory Barcelona was a letter to candidates for the election of the European Parliament