Previous Workshop Attendees can apply up to three times for a commission to appear in the National Queer Arts Festival (NQAF). The theme of the 2018 NQAF is Resist! Deadline: September 5th for Non-Workshop Attendees and September 25 for Workshop Attendees. Please download a copy of the Application.  If you have any questions about your […]

CQC CA Application form – click on the link to download the form Creating Queer Community Commissioned Artists Application deadline: 5:00 PM on Friday, September 17, 2016 All applications must be submitted via email to The Queer Cultural Center (QCC) will provide approx. 15 commissions ranging from $500 to $1,500 to support innovative projects […]

CQC EA application form Creating Queer Community (CQC) An Emerging Artist Meeting SFArts Commission, Rm. 302/August 30 – 6pm Deadline for Application – September 10/6pm The Flight Deck, Studio/September 7 – 6:30pm Deadline for Application – September 17/6pm Application Form The Queer Cultural Center (QCC) is a multiracial community-building organization that fosters the artistic, economic […]

QCC began operating “Creating Queer Community” in 2000 by awarding 5 small commissions ranging from $500 to $1500. Since then, QCC has commissioned approximately 130 LGBT artists to create new works that authentically express our community’s diverse experiences. The vast majority of these commissions have been awarded to culturally-specific and gender-specific individual artists whose work […]

DownloadApplication Form: CQC 15-16 App Form Application deadline: 5:00 PM on Friday, September 4, 2015 All applications must be submitted via email to

All CQC Publicity and Marketing material must include the following logos. QCC (Queer Cultural Center) SFAC (San Francisco Arts Commission) CAC (California Arts Commission) GFTA (Grants for the Arts) The Hewlett Foundation The Walter and Elise Haas Fund Logos and Links:               QCC – Queer Cultural Center logo   […]

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Creating Queer Community 2014 Grantees Alan Gutirrez AIDS Now A multidisciplinary exhibition that will focus on the impact of the contemporary AIDS crisis among young queer and trans folks in the San Francisco Bay Area. Celeste Chan and Kali Boyce SPIRIT: A Century of Queer Asian-Arab-and Pacific Islander activism A 2-day event that features an […]