About the Queer Arts Festival

The Queer Arts Festival (QAF) is an annual artist-run professional multidisciplinary arts festival at the Roundhouse in Vancouver, BC. Recognized as one of the top 5 festivals of its kind worldwide (Melbourne Herald Sun), QAF produces, presents and exhibits with a curatorial vision favouring challenging, thought-provoking work that pushes boundaries and initiates dialogue. Each year, the festival theme ties together a curated visual art exhibition, performing arts series, workshops, artist talks, panels, and media art screenings. QAF’s programming has garnered wide acclaim as “concise, brilliant and moving” (Georgia Straight), “easily one of the best exhibitions of the year in Vancouver” (Vancouver Sun),some of the most adventurous of any local arts festival” (The Province) and “on the forefront of aesthetic and cultural dialogue today” (Xtra).

A photo of the 2017 Queer Arts Festival crew at the opening party. photo by belle ancell.


The QAF crew at the 2017 festival. Photo: belle ancell.

The QAF crew

SD Holman

SD Holman
Artistic Director

Rachel Iwaasa

Director of Glitter
(Administration and Development)



Alecska Divisadero

Programs & Administrative Coordinator


Robyn K Weasel Bear

Production Manager


Lacie Burning

Visual Arts Preparator