We are accepting Letters of Intent for the Emerging Artists and Creating Queer Community 1 cohorts until October 25, 2019.

Now accepting applications for the National Queer Arts Festival 2020 theme of “Transformation”. CQC (Creating Queer Community) is an annual grants program to commission LGBTQ+ artists and arts organizations to create works for the National Queer Arts Festival and for visual arts, performance, and multi-disciplinary programs in partnership with QCC.

Tour Date: June 29, 2019
Time: 4 – 5pm
SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco

This visual arts exhibition looks outward from the public space SOMArts has created over the years – a safe, welcoming, inclusive physical place that affirms our presence as valued art-workers in our increasingly unsettled times.

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June 24, 2019
Show: 7:30pm
Eastside Arts Alliance, Oakland

Blending video, poetry, song and music, these artists tackle being In This Body. What are the obstacles to making their journey toward an integrated life? Fresh performances examine Issues of gender, queerness, love, bisexuality and the steps they will take to be entirely In This Body.
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Exhibition: June 6 – 29, 2019
Reception: Thurs., June 6, 6 – 9pm

This year’s Creative Labor exhibition opens its field of view beyond its primary focus on creating a site of visibility for queer art to include the work of non-queer identified artists whose work has been instrumental in building the social and aesthetic network within which we understand and experience cultural difference and our own queerness.
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Sprint

June 20 & 21, 2019 Nana Duffour & Qcc present SPRINT East Bay Community Space, 7:30pm Tickets: $15 – $25 sliding scale, NOTA Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sprint-tickets-60916944220 www.sprintmovement.com East Bay Community Space website: https://eastbaycommunityspace.org/ Presented by Nana Duffuor and directed by Dazié Rustin Grego-Sykes, Sprint is a powerful  stage performance blending film, theater, poetry, music, and dance […]

The Crooked Room

June 28 & 29 BATCO and Qcc present The Crooked Room AAACC, 8pm-Fri/Sat & 2pm-Sat. Jerrie Johnson TIX: $15/Students-Seniors; $20/Genl; $35/Center Seating; $50/Support the Artist! NOTA Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-crooked-room-tickets-61086005888?aff=ebdssbdestsearch A Queer Black woman fasting alone in a room attempts to take vows silence but is plagued by the loud thoughts that surface. Brutality at the […]

June 25, 2019 Precarious Lives: Experimental Film/Video Event Curated by Celeste Chan SOMArts, 7:30pm $5 – 10 NOTAFLOF Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/precarious-lives-experimental-filmvido-event-tickets-61012152992Working at the heart of what it is to be a queer human, the convention defying experiments in this program explore non-narrative and alternative forms to traditional film/video narratives. This program is part of the public […]

Manifesto

June 21, 2019 MANIFESTO Rotimi Agbabiaka Directed by Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe AAACC, 7:30pm $15 – $20, NOTA Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/manifesto-tickets-62458746793 THEATER What do you do when your Nigerian drag queen goddess instructs you to tell a new story? You summon your artistic ancestors to help you craft a tale that’ll stem the rising tide of fascism. And […]

Mother The Verb

June 19, 2019 Mother the Verb (Opening Performance by Dazie Grego-Sykes) FLIGHT DECK, 7:30pm TIX: $12-$20, NOTA Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mother-the-verb-tickets-60916555056 THEATER Honoring the labor and heart of mothers of all genders, Mother the Verb wrestles with the toxicity of our relationships in this post-colonial apocalypse. “Because our nursing infants are at the top of the food […]