outburst_SummitOutBurst is a gathering that aims to improve the financial condition of queer performing artists. By facilitating a conversation between queer-identified dance, music and theatre artists and presenters looking to expand their queer performance programs, OutBurst will expedite the formation of an informal booking network and make it easier for queer performing artists and presenters to find each other.

Happening April 2016 in downtown San Francisco and Oakland, OutBurst will explore trends in queer performing arts, define best practices in touring and connect queer performing artists with presenters from across the nation. The 3-day event will feature a keynote speaker, 3 performance showcases, 10 workshops and panels and a multitude of networking events.

OutBurst is for:

Queer-identified dancers, theatre and performance artists, musicians.

Presenters looking to expand queer-specific performances at their performing arts venues.

Scholars, bloggers, academics, funders and activists interested in queer performing arts.