Lois due for Creating Queer Community 1 & Emerging Artists
DUE: October 25, 2019


Creating Queer Community is an annual grants program to commission LGBTQ+ artists and arts organizations to build their knowledge base around their artistic practice. We do this by providing modest stipends combined with free educational opportunities that encompass technical skills (lighting design, script writing, and stage direction) to marketing, show production, and box office “how-tos”. We are accepting Letters of Intent for the Emerging Artists and Creating Queer Community 1 cohorts until October 25, 2019.


Emerging Artists: For artists who have never produced a show, performance, or exhibition before. An excellent starting point for new artists who will produce a showcase up to 15 minutes long at the end of the program. Workshop and artistic development support may include how to write an artist bio, script writing, lighting design, grant writing, and more. Offerings are cohort and production dependent.

Creating Queer Community 1 (CQC1): The next phase for the Emerging Artist cohort, similar workshop and artistic development offerings outlined above, with a focus on further development of artistic practice and work.


  • QCC is now accepting LOIs for our Emerging Artists and Creating Queer Community 1 cohorts.
  • These LOIs are open to artists and organizations who have never participated in the National Queer Arts Festival AND came to one of our introductory meetings
  • Due October 25, 2019 at 5:00pm (PST)
  • Download the LOI here