Queer Cultural Center promotes social justice and the artistic and financial development of queer art and culture.


With a focus on the Bay Area’s queer arts community, Qcc seeks to achieve national visibility and recognition by employing the arts to advance cultural equity and social justice.


We believe that community building is key to social change and that we can envision this change through the arts.

We value diverse representation in the artists we present, including race, class, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, physical ability, body size, and immigration status; we prioritize presenting the socially marginalized voices of transgender and queer artists of color.

We actively nurture the artists with whom we work, contributing to their artistic and financial development.

We learn from both established and emerging artists and scholars who are actively contributing to a global discourse on queer culture.

We believe in freedom of expression and treat others with compassion and empathy.

We believe in the power of making our culture visible, valuing the legacy and preservation of queer arts.

We believe power is built through collaboration and alliance building with a broad range of communities and organizations.