This series of cultural events, exhibitions, performances, and interpretive programs has been organized by the Queer Cultural Center (Qcc) The Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender Art & Culture, and the Harvey Milk Institute. The Festival is produced in collaboration with numerous Bay Area nonprofit arts organizations, including SomArts, the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Art, the Asian/Pacific Island Cultural Center, the Lesbian/Gay Dance Festival, Brava! for Women in the Arts, and many others whose events you’ll find in this brochure.
The National Queer Arts Festival presents our community’s diverse artists and arts organizations. Here you’ll find visual art, dance, theater, a series of literature and poetry readings, film and video screenings, and a wide array of multidisciplinary programs featuring artists discussing their own works.
The National Queer Arts Festival has been financially supported by SomArts,the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Art, the Bayview Opera House, the Cultural Equity Grants program of the San Francisco Arts Commission, Grants for the Arts, Hotel Tax Fund, the California Arts Council, the Gateways Initiative of the San Francisco Foundation, the Horizons Foundation, the Astraea Foundation, the Zellerbach Family Fund, and the Vanguard Foundation.
Qcc Board of Directors
Juan Alberto Tam
Pam Peniston, Qcc Executive Director
Kevin Schaub, Festival Coordinator
Rudy Lemcke, Internet Programs Director
Mark Menke, Assistant Festival Coordinator
Lisi DeHaas, Publicity Coordinator
Publicist for the National Queer Arts Festival
Karen Larsen, Larsen Associates
Qcc The Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender Art & Culture
Contact Festival Coordinator at:NQAF@aol.com
Founded in 1993, the Queer Cultural Center (Qcc) is a multidisciplinary arts-presenting organization that conducts artistic and interpretive programs exploring queer identity issues. Our programs promote the careers of lesbian gay bi transgender artists, foster the growth of queer arts organizations, and serve queer and non-queer audiences alike. By presenting, exhibiting, and screening queer artists’ work, Qcc contributes a multicultural perspective on the lesbian gay bi transgender experience.
Harvey Milk Institute
HMI conducts programs that present and interpret works by contemporary and historical lesbian gay bi transgender artists and critical thinkers and that explore community and personal issues within the context of queer culture. The goal of the Harvey Milk Institute is to offer educational opportunities to students in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, and queer communities and our friends. Our course offerings are wide-ranging and diverse, encompassing practical, artistic, cultural, and intellectual aspects of queer studies. We seek to foster understanding and communication between the diverse aspects of our community and to encourage self-examination. New catalog available August 2001.