National Queer Arts Festival 2006

Produced each year during Pride month by the Queer Cultural Center (Qcc), NQAF celebrates and promotes the work of acclaimed local, national and international queer artists. Based upon the premise that the queer community is a microcosm of the world, NQAF is dedicated to encompassing its full diversity and presenting the breadth of our community’s artists and arts organizations. Since its inception in 1998, NQAF has presented the work of renowned artists such as Bill T. Jones, Meredith Monk, Alice Walker, Marga Gomez, Dorothy Allison, and the late Thom Gunn.

To kick-off the NQAF 2006 festivities AND to celebrate the start of Pride Month, we join with The Community Center and invite you to THE Q BALL on Saturday, June 3th at The SF LGBT Community Center @ 6pm!

The excitement starts June 1st and continues through June 30th with intriguing installations, dance, theater, visual art exhibitions, comedy, lit and poetry, video, and a wide array of multidisciplinary programs featuring artists discussing their work. NQAF invites artists each year to explore a topic that resonates within the queer community. We ask how the topic affects their work as queer artists. This year our theme is Hope & Healing in Times of War. The art exhibition is produced in association with the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center, SomArts, Galeria de la Raza, Visual Aid & other visual arts organizations. Programs & art shows that embrace this topic are marked with the Hope & Healing logo.

NQAF 2006 is produced by Qcc in collaboration with numerous Bay Area arts organizations

Table of sponsors and co-sponsors here.

NQAF Information
Mailing Address
Queer Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street @ 8th Street

SF, CA 94103
Tel: 415.864.4124
Email: Qcc information: [email protected]
Email: Festival coordinator: [email protected]

Festival Staff
Artistic Director, Pamela Peniston
Online Programs Director, Rudy Lemcke
Development Director, Jeff Jones
Development Asst., Sean Dorsey
Business Manager, LaVette Virden
Festival Coordinator, Pam Higley
Technical Director – SomArts, Cris Dunaway
Technical Director – Center, Shani Heckman
Gallery Director – Hope & Healing, Ann Aptheker
Graphic Designer, Dendesign
Publicist, Adrienne Biggs
Festival Interns: eddie gesso, John Jackson, Jan Schmidt, Shely Arrieta