Coronavirus (COVID-19) recent updates

A message from the Queer Arts Festival and SUM gallery regarding COVID-19:

Update — March 24th 2020:

The SUM Gallery exhibit Yellow Peril; The Celestial Elements is closed to public access until further notice due to the Sun Wah Centre closure as of Monday, March 23rd. SUM Gallery staff are continuing to work remotely and can be contacted at info@queerartsfestival.com for additional information. Stay tuned as we work to move Programming into an online format during this time.

We are currently exploring digital platforms for keeping our other programming accessible. This includes:

  • Yellow Peril; The Celestial Elements Grave Sweeping and Closing Ceremony, originally scheduled on April 4th. 
  • The Annual General Meeting and UnSettled Catalogue Launch, originally scheduled for April 15th, has been rescheduled for June 17th and may be an online forum if necessary.

We are postponing certain events until further notice:

  • March 19th and March 26th sessions of jaye simpson’s Storytelling & Poetry Writing Workshop series at Mt Pleasant Community Centre, as per the city’s closure of community centres.
  • Cultivate: Monthly Artist Circle at the SUM Gallery on April 11th.

We will announce when the gallery reopens to the public. We are currently exploring digital platforms for keeping our other programming accessible, please check our website regularly for upcoming updates.


OUR STAFF AND OFFICE:

Staff will be working remotely during regular hours and can be contacted at info@queerartsfestival.com. The QAF and SUM Gallery remain steadfast in our commitment to artists in these uncertain times and we are looking forward to returning to regular programming as soon as possible.

COVID-19 INFO AND PROTECTION:

Please check CRA government website for more information here.