Since 1998, QCC has organized an annual month-long National Queer Arts Festival. To date, these Festivals have presented more than 800 different events featuring over 1000 Queer artists including Bill T. Jones, Alice Walker, Robert Rauschenberg, Meredith Monk, Adrienne Rich, Marga Gomez, Justin Chin, Thom Gunn, Cherrie Moraga and Dorothy Allison. The festival is the largest queer arts festivals in North America.
Creating Queer Community. QCC has commissioned approximately 120 LGBT artists to create new works thatauthentically 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 expresses the experiences of queers of color, Lesbians and Transgendered people.
Healthy Community Arts Program presents events exploring medical and mental health issues such as living with life threatening diseases, amphetamine abuse and working in the sex-industry.
The National Performing Queer Arts Summit will bring together Queer and non-Queer arts presenters with established Queer performing artists. The Summit will promote national touring as a strategy to improve the economic condition of cutting-edge LGBT theater, dance and jazz/blues artists.
Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts brings together locally and nationally renowned artists, writers, filmmakers, and scholars to discuss a broad range of LGBTQI topics in the humanities, architecture, design, and the arts. QCCA is an on-going collaboration between the Queer Cultural Center and California College of the Arts.
For the past 17 years QCC has produced an annual salon style exhibition that has featured over a thousand cutting edge queer artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Harmony Hammond, Cathy Opie, Tee Corinne, Jerome Caja, Sheila Peppe and Kim Anno. Qcc also presents exhibitions throughout the year in community spaces like the SF LGBT Center and Center for Sex and Culture.