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Resources and responses to Covid-19

2020-03-26T19:01:05+00:00

Queer Cultural Center’s leadership has been in constant communication about this shifting public health crisis, and we recently made the hard decision to postpone the National Queer Arts Festival. We want to center public health and community safety. Some shows may be produced in the fall, and we will share when those come to fruition.

Our work continues. This will be our landing page to provide resources for resilience and resistance. Please reach out to info@queerculturalcenter.org if you have any information to share that benefits QPOC artists and our community at large. Some resources will be posted here, others shared on our social media. 

Learn more about resources, emergency funding, and yes even some entertainment recs here

Resources and responses to Covid-19 2020-03-26T19:01:05+00:00

National Queer Arts Festival, 2020

2020-02-07T06:08:04+00:00

NATIONAL QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL 2020 Theme Transformation Maya Angelou wrote, “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has [...]

National Queer Arts Festival, 2020 2020-02-07T06:08:04+00:00

Income Taxes for Artists Workshop
Feb 20 & March 5, 2020
6:30-8pm

2020-03-11T18:12:54+00:00

California Lawyers for the Arts and Queer Cultural Center invite artists and creatives of all disciplines to join us for an income tax workshop for individual artists. The discussion will include record keeping, IRS form 1040, Schedule C, self-employment schedules, itemized deductions, hobby losses, and home offices. Let's demystify taxes for artists!

Register today, space is limited!

Income Taxes for Artists Workshop
Feb 20 & March 5, 2020
6:30-8pm
2020-03-11T18:12:54+00:00

Conversation in Black
Reception: Feb 7, 2020, 5 – 8pm

2020-03-11T18:13:30+00:00

Presented by the SF LGBT Community Center and Queer Cultural Center Black no longer means solely the presence of all colors (in paint) or the absence of all color (in light); it’s a simplistic term for an entire ethnicity that has been labeled African American, Afro American and Negro, meant to encompass generations of mixed ethnicities and the diaspora of Black People. The artists in this exhibition are all black, Queer and carry the legacy of generational ingenuity, grace and honor in the voice of our community.

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Conversation in Black
Reception: Feb 7, 2020, 5 – 8pm
2020-03-11T18:13:30+00:00

Marketing, Ethics of Social Media, and Web Accessibility Workshop
Feb. 8, 2020
10:30am-1:30pm

2020-02-13T20:16:25+00:00

Learn the basics of publicity, marketing, and social media with a framework of ethics and social justice. What are the best practices for writing a description of your show, how do you get the word out, what are the foundations for image uses, and web accessibility? We will seek to answer these questions and more in this three-hour lecture-based workshop taught by Mia Nakano. Open to LGBTQ+ artists

Register here, space is limited

Marketing, Ethics of Social Media, and Web Accessibility Workshop
Feb. 8, 2020
10:30am-1:30pm
2020-02-13T20:16:25+00:00

The Fire Thieves Poetry Series

2019-12-18T00:54:21+00:00

The Fire Thieves Poetry Series is an inter-generational and inter-sectional collaboration between established, mid-career and new poets working, producing, and presenting new work.

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The Fire Thieves Poetry Series 2019-12-18T00:54:21+00:00

Queer Latin Dance Festival 2020

2019-12-04T02:54:28+00:00

In Lak’ech Dance Academy is a Queer, Trans, and Ally Bachata & Salsa Dance Academy, based in Oakland CA. They produce the Queer Latin Dance Festival which includes two full days of dance – workshops, choreo challenges, performances, pool party, social dancing and more!

Get tickets today

Queer Latin Dance Festival 2020 2019-12-04T02:54:28+00:00