In 2023, Women In Motion continues its commitment to women artists the world over with the launch of its first mentorship program in China. This program aims to establish a platform for the next generation of emerging women artists to express themselves and learn from the experience and insights of experts. The event includes roundtables on the value of art for individuals and society at large, as well as discussions about the creative process and career strategies.
Applicants must be under 35 years old and actively pursuing a creative career. Selection criteria includes academic background, years active, creative expression and professional achievements. Creative fields include but are not limited to visual arts, performing arts (dance, theater), film arts, music (classical and contemporary), literature, architecture and design.
At the first session held in Shanghai on January 9th, Women In Motion selected 15 artists. To mark the occasion, Women In Motion organized a mentorship encounter between finalists and three established women artists: the lyric soprano Huang Ying, the contemporary ink artist Peng Wei and the modern dancer and choreographer Duan Ni.
Launched at the Festival de Cannes in 2015, Kering's Women In Motion program highlights women’s contributions to culture and the arts. Initially focused on cinema, the program has since expanded to include photography, music, choreography, art and design.
Through its many partnerships worldwide, the program recognizes emerging talent and celebrates creative women across disciplines. To this end, Women In Motion reaffirms its conviction that creation is one of the most powerful vectors for change and achieving gender equality.
In 2015, Kering launched Women In Motion at the Festival de Cannes with the aim of shining a light on women in filmmaking, both before and behind the camera. Since its creation, the program has become an essential focus of the Festival, expanding to include the fields of photography, music, choreography, art, and design. Through its annual Awards, the program recognizes inspirational figures and young talents, while its Talks provide an opportunity for leading personalities to share their views on women's representation in their profession.