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 want to take in a workshop or two…

Whatever your fancy, make sure you get your tickets- on sale at Little Sister’s Bookstore, through brownpapertickets.com, or at the door 30 minutes before showtime (subject to availability)

And don’t miss the Art Party! Opening Night Gala, Tuesday July 31st! Be there, or be… well, square.

Read the complete e-newsletter (with images) HERE

Queer Arts Festival
Queer Arts Festival
During Holman’s leave, the Artistic Director role will be assumed by Dr. Rachel Iwaasa. Iwaasa has served as Pride in Art’s Director of Operations since 2011, after serving on the Society’s board since 2009, and participating as an artist since 2006. During her time at Pride in Art, Iwaasa has focused on building capacity and diversifying revenue, increasing private revenues to 72% of the society’s total income in 2013. Iwaasa is also a nationally-recognized contemporary music pianist and recording artist who has appeared for Music TORONTO, Vancouver New Music, CONTACT contemporary music (Toronto), New Works Calgary, Groundswell New Music (Winnipeg), the Victoria Symphony, the Aventa Ensemble (Victoria), Music on Main, Redshift, the Western Front, and Vancouver Pro Musica. Two of her recordings, the solo CD Cosmophony and the debut disc by her flute/piano duo Tiresias with Mark McGregor Delicate Fires, have been nominated for Western Canadian Music Awards as Outstanding Classical Recording. Iwaasa holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from UBC, a Master of Music from Indiana University, and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Victoria, where she earned the Victoria Medal as the top graduating student in Fine Arts. She was also a two-time recipient of the prestigious Annual Grant from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) for graduate studies at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" Berlin. Iwaasa is fluently bilingual, allowing QAF to offer services in French to francophone artists, media, and volunteers.

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