Art changes people, and people change the world.

The Queer Arts Festival showcases some of the world's most innovative minds in a context that allows them to be out and proud, as artists. For three weeks every Summer, the Festival becomes a vibrant gathering place where queers and allies come together to foster and celebrate community through creativity.

Artists, audiences, volunteers, donors and partners alike tell us that the Festival has given them a greater sense of belonging in queer communities, and with that, the confidence and courage to stand up for themselves and others. Inspired by the power of art, we have witnessed youth attending the festival transform from bullies to allies right before our eyes (read the full story here).

Each year, the Festival's success is built upon the inspiring and generous support of our donors and partners. Whether you are able to make a one-time gift, or perhaps commit to sustain the festival with a monthly contribution, your tax-deductible donation helps the Festival commission and incubate cutting-edge new queer work, nurture the next generation of queer talent, and to celebrate with the wider world the best our communities have to offer.

You can help create great art and help combat homophobia at the same time.

To make a gift or become a monthly donor, please click here or on the CanadaHelps button below. Cheques payable to the Pride in Art Society may also be mailed to:

Pride in Art Society
Gordon Neighbourhoood House
1019 Broughton Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 2A7 Canada

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As a registered charity (Registration # 83998 8326 RR0001), the Pride in Art Society issues tax receipts for all donations of $20 or more.The Pride in Art Society is a registered non-profit in the province of British Columbia (S-51171

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Daily Xtra | Queer Arts Fest Artistic Director nominated for YWCA award

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Georgia Straight | Artist Shaira Holman nominated for YWCA Women of Distinction award

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