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BABES FEST returns September 6, 7 and 8 in 2019.

music • art • film • comedy • education

BABES FEST is an ~ annual convening of minds ~ in Austin, Texas, celebrating and amplifying women and nonbinary artists. As a weekend-long exhibition, our performances, panels, pop-up markets, film screenings and networking hours span music, film, art, creative education and comedy.

Submissions to be involved are open now through March 22, 2019. Tickets and lineup will be available on May 1, 2019. More details at All babes welcome.


Here are the steps you need to follow to apply:

1.) Review BABES FEST’s why to understand the context of your application, the festival and its mission.

2.) Determine what you’re applying for. There are three application types for BABES FEST 2019:

If accepted, you will be contacted with an offer for your performance/installation, as well as a suggested performance slot.

If accepted, you will be contacted with a suggested screening slot. (We do not offer screening honorariums. If you require a screening fee, please make that clear in your application.)

If you're applying as a vendor, your booth fee will be $50 and you will vend during the craftHER Market portion of the festival. Your acceptance includes: a 6x6 booth space (at maximum), a 6 ft. table, 2 fold-out chairs, access to WiFi

3.) Once you’ve determined what your applying for, purchase your application (link to purchase is below these steps). A file will then be delivered via email upon purchase. Please download that file onto your desktop (it will not work if you attempt to do so via a mobile phone).

4.) That file will contain a link to your application form. Please remember that this application form is due by March 22, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST. Applications submitted after that date will not be considered. We will respond to your application by April 22, 2019. The lineup will be released on May 1, 2019.

About #bossbabesATX: BABES FEST is produced by a team of staff and volunteer committee members at #bossbabesATX. #bbatx is a nonprofit organization that amplifies women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and community organizers. Our event series, showcases, strategic collaborations and professional development programs provide a platform of visibility, outreach and financial opportunity to 1000+ emerging women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and organizers per year. On top of that goodness, the public-at-large is invited to participate and learn more about how gender inequality affects their daily lives. More than 10,000+ community members annually attend our showcases, markets and dialogues—and in the last three years, our programs generated an additional $1million for the Austin economy.

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