It is an artist’s charge to create art; unfortunately, it’s also an artist’s charge to sustain themselves while focusing in on what they do best. By breaking the monumental task of submitting your proposal into manageable steps, this workshop will equip artists with the tools they need to submit strong and competitive proposals. Following a […]

Lenore Chinn’s inclusion in Harmony Hammond’s “Lesbian Art in America: A Contemporary History,” the first study of American lesbian visual artists, vastly expanded her national visibility. Chinn’s portraits document the historical evolution of San Francisco’s queer community.  In February 2011 API Cultural Center published, Cultural Confluences: The Art of Lenore Chinn with essays by scholars […]

Sizzle w/ Seedlings, award-winning open mic, spoken word, performance evening featuring the world premiere of “Farmer Jenny” by Bill Basquin, literary works, performance art, dance and performances featuring local performance artists and writers, inspired by the visual art works of Lydia Daniller’s “The Green Project” and Bill Basquin’s photographic series “Soiled” on environmental sustainability. Photography […]

Sizzle w/ Seedlings, award-winning open mic, spoken word, performance evening featuring the world premiere of “Farmer Jenny” by Bill Basquin, literary works, performance art, dance and  performances featuring local performance artists and writers, inspired by the visual art works of Lydia Daniller’s “The Green Project” and Bill Basquin’s photographic series “Soiled” on environmental sustainability. Photography […]

A comic come alive! Artist Rene Capone reads his graphic novel The Legend of Hedgehog Boy live on stage with a stellar cast of local talent. Multi media visuals from the book project on screen as the cast reads the story about an abused child who rejects the role of victim and enters an alternate […]

For most up-to-date schedules, artist’s bios and information, please visit: http://www.qwocmap.org/festival.html Friday, June 10, 7:30pm Opening Night FINGER SUCKING GOOD From smoldering glances on the train, to sizzling mixes in a stranger’s kitchen, to hot house party hookups, this spicy blend of films will engage all of your senses and leave you craving more.  Explicit […]

Now in its third year, Formerly Known As started as an art project to expand the conversation around sex work to include more men and transgender people. Shows have been packed with people hungry for performance, video, music and writing that speaks to the experience of sex workers who are male and trans. Female sex […]

What stories do city walls, border walls, and prison walls have to tell us? What stories are stuck inside bedroom walls, kitchen walls, and the walls that separate neighbors from each other? How do these walls mirror the ones we learned to build inside our own bodies? And what were the consequences? The Walls Project […]

Kiki & Herb, Gilbert & George—many queer artists have sought collaboration as a way to elevate their art to another plane and push their ideas beyond their own ken. Collaborations help artists explore new processes of working and give insight to how other artists think, create, and execute their work. Additionally, artists working in collaboration […]

During the Winter and Spring of 2011, we’ve paired some of the finest emerging Bay Area poets with luminaries who span four decades of literary legacy to bring you Out of Necessity. Testing how artistic relationships support and sustain poets as they write as a means of political re-imagination and reclamation, Out of Necessity features […]