Welcome to the 2015 National Queer Arts Festival
The theme for this year’s NQAF is Connections. As LGBTQ people, we make connections across many so-called borders of ethnicity, gender, ability and economic status as well as physical borders across cities, states and countries to assemble a family, to create art, to provoke commentary, to weave social justice issues into our practices, to explore spirituality and to have a hella good time.
Individually, Queers are constantly forging new ways to connect within and outside of our perceived communities. We asked artists to explore the connections we make internally, individually, collectively and in community and to investigate the sinews that hold them together and the forces that break them apart.
When the Festival kicks off on May 29 with QUEER REBELS FEST, you will have 40 + opportunities to see the amazing artistic responses to that theme!
We all hope to see you at the Festival!
See you at the Festival!
National Queer Arts Festival – QCC stages an annual month-long multidisciplinary National Queer Arts Festival, documents significant Bay Area Queer arts events on our Website, provides fundraising and other technical assistance services to emerging culturally-specific and gender-specific Queer arts groups, and conducts “Creating Queer Community,” a program that to date has commissioned more than 60 San Francisco-based artists to create new work. Since 1998, QCC has organized an annual month-long National Queer Arts Festival. To date, these Festivals have presented more than 400 different events featuring over 1000 Queer artists.
Tina Takemoto (President)
Dr. Marcy Adelman
2015 NQAF STAFF
Pamela Peniston (Artistic Director)
Information about Qcc and National Queer Arts Festival Programs and Curation
Rudy Lemcke (Website Director)
Information about the our Visual Art program, Website curation and Educational programs including (QCCA) Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts and (ESP) Emerging Scholars Program.
Jeff Jones (Financial Director)
Information about all financial matters.
Kevin Seaman (General Manager)
Information about QCC and Creating Queer Community technical assistance and commissioning program.
LaVette Virden (Finance Manager)
DENDESIGN (Graphic Design)
PS Print (Festival Printing)
Glitter Bomb CURATORS
Matt McKinley (Exhibit Designer)
Melonie Green (Exhibition Coordinator)
All Qcc events always have a No One Turned Away policy.
Please make preparations to ensure this event is accessible and safe for people with chemical injury and environmental illness. We request you refrain from wearing hair and body products with fragrance or clothing washed in detergent with fragrance.
Press Page Link (Photos and General Press Release)
Funders and Sponsors