Announcements

Announcements about upcoming Queer Arts Festival events, workshops or scheduling. Anything and everything Queer Arts Festival related.

2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

April 11, 2019 - 7-8pm Come to a party at our Annual General Meeting. We’ll be providing updates on new developments at Pride in Art Society, and giving a sneak...

Interviews with Valérie d. Walker and Samantha Nock

Practicum students from the Social Justice Institute at UBC, Nikita Day and Emily Irvine, interview 2018 DECADEnceVisual Art curator Valérie d. Walkerand 2017 UnSettled Literary curator Samantha Nockabout their experiences curating for the...

UnSettled: curatorial statement

Curatorial Statement by Adrian Stimson, Queer Arts Festival visual art curator 2017 We live in Unsettling times — the world feels under siege, unsafe, tensions between alt-right and social left,...

Queer Arts Festival announces Indigenous LGBTQ+ theme

Explorations of two-spirit identity will take forefront at annual event this year. Two-spirit perspectives that aren’t often heard will be featured at Vancouver’s annual Queer Arts Festival this summer —...

The two-spirit artists breaking down the colonial narrative for Canada 150

UnSettled will feature the works of 17 two-spirit artists at the 2017 Queer Arts Festival in Vancouver DailyXtra – Mar 24, 2017 – Chahira Merarsi. After years as a tribal councillor with the...

Orlando Furioso: A Message from QAF Artistic Director SD Holman

The scale of the loss in Orlando is unfathomable. This horrifying violence is a reminder that we live in a false paradise, that homophobia is still killing us. It’s important...

Pride in Art in the Scotiabank Vancouver 5K & Half-Marathon

Pride in Art is a registered charity in the Scotiabank 5K and Half-Marathon on Sunday June 26! Sponsor a runner or walker, and proceeds go towards producing the Queer Arts...

QAF needs you | Call for poets and composers

As 2015 comes to an end, I’d like to give a great big Thank You to all the amazing Queer Arts Family who have answered our 2015 fundraising call. It’s been...

MACHiNENOiSY Dance Society is looking for performers for a performance project

PROX:IMITY RE:MIX is a 2 week process that offers skill building in dance, theatre and new media and highlights the unique identities and talents of local queer and allied youth...

ALIEN SEX LIFTS OFF AT 7:30 Jul 31

New start time for Alien Sex We met with the team on Sunday, and we’re excited to report that their creative juices have been flowing freely. They’ve spawned so much...

WE Vancouver | Three Must-See Queer Arts Fest Events

By Robert Mangelsdorf – Published July 30, 2014, WE Vancouver Throughout history, tyrants have banned “degenerate” artists or artworks under the argument that they posed an imminent danger to the...

New start time for Alien Sex

We met with the team on Sunday, and we’re excited to report that their creative juices have been flowing freely. They’ve spawned so much more material than we anticipated for...

Message from the Artistic Director, January 2014

Dear Queer Arts Family, Happy New Year! 2014 is a year of big changes at QAF. QAF offices have moved – from our East Van basement headquarters to a bright top floor loft...

Flamers, Sunny Drake, and Playing for Our Team!

By SD Holman Queer Arts Festival |  March 17, 2014Whats new at QAF? We’ve got some exciting news and changes this month, including a job posting, new staff, and exciting upcoming projects. Here’s...

How do I transgress thee? Let me count the ways… One more week!

We are now 7 days away from the opening night of the 2013 Queer Arts Festival: TransgressionNow. Hope y’all are coming down to our Art Party! Wednesday July 24, from 7-10pm at...

Two weeks until 2012 Queer Arts Festival!

RaNDoM acTS oF QueeRnNeSS,July 31 – August 18. What are you most excited to see?The Visual Art Exhibits? Queer Theatre? Contemporary Dance? Cutting-edge musical premieres? Or off-the-wall variety shows?! Maybe you...

2 weeks until opening night! Yamantaka//Sonic Titan is coming…

Holy guacamole, TransgressionNow opens in two weeks!! Tickets are already selling fast, so don’t wait or it might be too late.We have something for everyone: quirky contemporary dance, comic theatre, indie rock,...

One month ’til we unleash our queer art on Vancouver!

Check out the complete QAF line-up onlineat queerartsfestival.com Cutting-edge new media art, a gay pig-boy dance duet, gender bending performance art and the world premiere of a lesbian opera… where else...

Artful indeterminacy

Vancouver’s Queer Arts Festival is anything but random The Queer Arts Festival (QAF) may be only five years old in its current incarnation, but it’s throwing a centenary birthday bash....

Victory for queer artists and lesbian opera world premiere!

Canadian Heritage funding victory!Most of you will be aware that the last month has been a roller coaster ride for us at QAF. In April, we received word from Canadian...

QAF’s federal funding cut by $44,000: How you can help

QAF’s federal funding was cut by $44,000, without warning or explanation, just 3 months before the festival is due to start. We have asked the Minister of Canadian Heritage through a...

Federal funding partially restored- but we still need your help

This year QAF lost $45,000 of federal funding, and regained $35,000 due to a groundswell of support. For the backstory, see our previous post. Huge thank-yous to everyone who advocated on...

Open letter to Minister James Moore: Please restore Canadian Heritage funding to PiA

Dear Minister Moore ; The Pride in Art Society has just received word that Canadian Heritage is withdrawing funding for the 2013 Queer Arts Festival (QAF), 3 months before QAF...

A Hustler’s Memoir and romance at the AGM!

AGM announcement This will serve as official notification to Pride in Art Society members of the forthcoming Annual General Meeting to be held on TUESDAY APRIL 30, 2013 at the...

New faces and gay pig-boys at Queer Arts Fest!

QAF welcomes new staffThe festival staff is growing! We have recently welcomed Meagan Thomas into the role of Administrative Assistant, and Kathy Atkins as our Volunteer Coordinator. Meagan is the Arts Director of CiTR...

January 12 Newsletter

Baby It’s Cold Outside…… but things are warming up here at QAF. Festival dates announced:July 31 – August 18, 2012 28 weeks to go!That might feel like a long way...

February 2012 Newsletter

Queer Arts Festivalcelebrating queer art & artistsJuly 31 – August 18, 2012 Birds do it, bees do it…February love-letter Spreadin’ the L.O.V.E. You know you love us. We know you...

Introducing QAF 2013: TransgressionNow. Meet the Curators and more…

Queer Arts Festival 2013: TransgressionNowJuly 24 – August 9 Welcome back! Summer may seem a long ways off, but the Festival team is already in full swing. So mark your...

PiA Annual General Meeting

The Pride in Art Society's 2011 Annual General Meeting on April 19 was well-attended by board members, staff, artists and volunteers. Pride in Art is pleased to welcome Arli Nikkel...

PiA Annual General Meeting

The Pride in Art Society’s 2011 Annual General Meeting on April 19 was well-attended by board members, staff, artists and volunteers. Pride in Art is pleased to welcome Arli Nikkel...