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May 2017
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Call For Young Performers: Technical Knockouts, Tiffany Moses May 25

May 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1618 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V5L 1S6, 1618 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V5L 1S6
Vancouver,
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Technical Knockouts Kinnie Starr, DJ O Show, and Tiffany Moses A female-centred music production, tech, songwriting and DJ drop-in lab for queer Indigenous and allied youth. Open to all genders, all nations, all affiliations. Come hover, hang or create with us. No experience necessary. Snacks and drinks will be there too! Sound interesting? Come to one of the teaser sessions before the festival at Broadway Youth Resource Centre (BYRC), Qmunity, or Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA). One of the Technical Knockouts…

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June 2017

Call For Young Performers: Technical Knockouts, Tiffany Moses June 1

June 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Technical Knockouts Kinnie Starr, DJ O Show, and Tiffany Moses A female-centred music production, tech, songwriting and DJ drop-in lab for queer Indigenous and allied youth. Open to all genders, all nations, all affiliations. Come hover, hang or create with us. No experience necessary. Snacks and drinks will be there too! Sound interesting? Come to one of the teaser sessions before the festival at Broadway Youth Resource Centre (BYRC), Qmunity, or Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA). One of the Technical Knockouts…

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Art Party! Gala Opening Reception

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Exhibition Hall | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific)
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3
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Art and conviviality converge at the grand opening of our 2017 festival. Performance art curated by Stimson will take place on this night. Scent Reduced: This event is scent-reduced. Please help us keep this a welcome space for everyone and refrain from wearing scented products while attending QAF events. Mobility Accessibility: This event is fully wheelchair accessible. Language Accessibility: ASL interpretation will be provided for this event. Click HERE for a full accessibility audit of the space by Radical Access…

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Youth Curator Tour

June 19 @ 4:00 pm
Exhibition Hall | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific)
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3
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with Broadway Youth Resource Centre & Directions Youth Services Curator tour of the visual art exhibition for the younger generations. You are welcome to experience a guided tour with our Curator, Adrian Stimson. Come interact, ask questions, stand-back or just observe contemporary Queer art at the Queer Arts Festival.  Scent Reduced: This event is scent-reduced. Please help us keep this a welcome space for everyone and refrain from wearing scented products while attending QAF events. Mobility Accessibility: This event is…

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Lay of the Land

June 19 @ 7:00 pm
Exhibition Hall | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific)
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3
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A Night of Indigenous Erotica—Samantha Nock curates readings in our annual soirée to tantalize and titillate. Scent Reduced: This event is scent-reduced. Please help us keep this a welcome space for everyone and refrain from wearing scented products while attending QAF events. Mobility Accessibility: This event is fully wheelchair accessible. Language Accessibility: ASL Interpretation will be available for this event. Click HERE for a full accessibility audit of the space by Radical Access Mapping Project. To learn more about Radical Access…

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Unsettling Colonial Gender Boundaries

June 23 @ 7:00 pm
Performance Centre | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3 Canada
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With VIMAF Local curators June Scudeler and Lacie Kanerahtahsóhon Burning program an evening of Two-Spirit media art, centering Indigenous experiences of sexuality and gender. Shared and emerging histories are explored through media and performance to highlight discourse within Queered-Indigenous experience and its intersections. Premiering commissioned works by Thirza Cuthand and Chandra Melting Tallow. Thirza Jean Cuthand is an Indian Within the Meaning of the Indian Act | Thirza Cuthand | video | 2017 Spooning | Raven Davis and Elisha Lim…

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Two-Spirit Panel

June 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Performance Centre | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3 Canada
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A panel of artists and art presenters on questions of a Two-Spirit aesthetic, the influence of Two-Spirit identity on artistic practices. Scent Reduced: This event is scent-reduced. Please help us keep this a welcome space for everyone and refrain from wearing scented products while attending QAF events. Mobility Accessibility: This event is fully wheelchair accessible. Click HERE for a full accessibility audit of the space by Radical Access Mapping Project. To learn more about Radical Access Mapping Project, visit their…

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Artist-Led Afternoon

June 25 @ 4:00 pm
Performance Centre | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3 Canada
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Site-specific and culturally-focused teaching through storytelling from local media artist and ethnobotanist Cease Wyss. T’uy’tanat-Cease Wyss, Skwxwu7mesh/Sto: Lo/ Hawaiian/Swiss Individual, who is a media artist with 25 years of experience, producing various formats of media art, as well as being a mentor in her field for close to 15 years. She is also an ethno-botanist, traditionally trained in this field by Indigenous Elders. Her work involves site-specific and culturally focused teaching with storytelling as her means of sharing knowledge. This…

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Technical Knockouts

June 26 @ 7:00 pm
Performance Centre | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3 Canada
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Poetry and electronic music by Kinnie Starr, DJ O Show and Tiffany Moses, performing with guests from QAF’s young artist program. Drop-in Times at Queer Arts Festival Thu Jun 22 | 2:30pm-4: 30pm | Roundhouse Room C Fri Jun 23 | 10:30am-12:30pm | Roundhouse Room C Fri Jun 23 | 5pm-7pm | Roundhouse Room C Sat Jun 24 | 3pm-5pm | Roundhouse Room C Sat Jun 24 | 7pm-9pm | Roundhouse Room C Sun Jun 25 | 1:30pm-3:30pm | Roundhouse…

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