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DjeRae Lucas, CQC & NQAF Program Manager

DjeRae Lucas (he/they), born and raised in Laurel Maryland, has been a musician (singer and composer) for twenty years and has worked in the non-profit sector for eight years. DjeRae merges their knowledge of their artistic practice and arts administration skills to create and support art that sparks community experiences and encourages connection, remembrance, healing, reclamation, and love. 

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Queer Cultural Center will select 5-7 applicants for the CQC2 cohort. CQC2 cohort members will receive professional development workshops and will produce an individual cultural event as part of QCC’s 2025 Spring Queer Arts Festival. 

The artistic theme for the 2025 Spring Queer Arts Festival is “Pleasure in the Storm”. We invite projects that address queer approaches to sustaining ourselves and our communities through cultivating inner joy, community connection, and sensory pleasures amid the ongoing political, cultural, public health, and climate crises that shape our current material conditions.



Chibueze Crouch (they/she) is an Igbo-American artist, writer & curator working across ritual theater, song, movement, video, and text.

They are co-director of OYSTERKNIFE, a postdisciplinary performance company, with Gabriele Christian, as well as an artist organizer at BlaQyard, a Black queer land collective. They are the 2019 RHE Foundation Fellowship recipient, a 2021 California Arts Council Established Artist Fellow, and a Zellerbach Family Foundation Fellow.


Dazié Grego-Sykes

Dazié Rustin Grego-Sykes is a performance artist, author, and educator. He holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts and Writing and won the Best of SF Fringe Award in 2017. Currently, he serves as the Associate Artistic Director of Skywatchers in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district.⁠

October 2023 QCC News

ANNOUNCEMENTS   Congratulations to QCC team members Vienna Alvarez and Sarah Guerra on their new position titles and promotions! Vienna is now our Development & Production Manager, while Sarah Guerra […]

Our Community Values

Queer Cultural Center has long played a prominent role in the frontlines of queer culture in the Bay Area. We are inspired and informed by the generations of LGBTQ2S+ artists and activists who lead the charge for equality and inclusion.

September 2023 QCC News

September 2023 at Queer Cultural Center   ANNOUNCEMENTS  The data is in! Thank you to everyone who filled out the NQAF 2023 audience survey!! Take a look below to learn more […]