NATIONAL QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL 2019

Queer Cultural Center stages an annual month-long multidisciplinary National Queer Arts Festival, documents significant Bay Area Queer arts events on our website, provides fundraising and other technical assistance services to emerging culturally-specific and gender-specific Queer arts groups, and conducts Creating Queer Community, a program that to date has commissioned more than 60 San Francisco-based artists to create new work. Since 1998, QCC has organized an annual month-long National Queer Arts Festival. To date, these Festivals have presented more than 400 different events featuring over 1000 Queer artists.

UMOJA / UNITY

For the 22nd annual National Queer Arts Festival, we asked artists to look inside: what things do they need to know/accept or intensify in themselves to create a stronger individual who can pursue social justice; and outside: how do we forge alliances inside and outside of our Queer Communities to advance social equity?

How do we identify what we have in common and what we agree is not acceptable? How do we become more powerful by understanding not every difference is a problem and determining when it actually is? How do we look at our own multiple identities as Queers and create resolutions in ourselves?

We asked for art that speaks to the messy, difficult, rewarding & frustrating issues of coalition-building among communities and individuals; and make emotional, disturbing, inspiring, stimulating and wonderful art.

On a final note, this is my last Festival as Artistic Director and I want to take this opportunity to thank the thousands of artists, audiences and the incredible Qcc Boards and Staff who have surprised, amazed and supported me in the last 26 years. Thank you!

Pamela Peniston, Artistic Director

CONNECT

QUEER INSTAGRAM

SHOWS

The Crooked Room
The Body Political
Emerging Artists Showcase
Still Here
Manifesto
Fresh Meat
Mother The Verb
Precarious Lives Literary
qwocmap
baruch
Precarious Lives Performance
Queeriosity
Queer Rebels

2019 QCC STAFF & FESTIVAL TEAM

Pamela Peniston, Artistic Director
Rudy Lemcke, Communications & Education Director
Krista Smith, Development Director
Ramona Webb, Associate Artistic Director
Sarah Guerra, Production Manager
Vee Jenkins, Development Associate
LaVette Virden, Finance Manager
DENDESIGN, Graphic Design
PS Print, Festival Printing

BOARD

Jacqueline Francis (President)
Blackberri
Storm Miguel Florez
Jeff Jones
Juba Kalamka
Việt Lê
Rudy Lemcke
Pamela Peniston
Maria “Cherry Galette” Rangel
Tina Takemoto

Advisory Board
Dr. Marcy Adelman
Darius Bost
Cheryl Dunye

MAJOR FUNDERS

 

FUNDERS, SPONSORS, VENUES

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