Queer Arts Festival takes place on the traditional, unceded territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ílwəta? (Tsleil-Waututh) nations. We recognize their sovereignty, as there are no treaties on these lands, and we are dedicated to building a new relationship between our nations based on respect and consent. In 2017, with the generous guidance of artist Tuy’t’tanat – Cease Wyss, we visited the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, sḵwx̱wú7mesh and səl̓ílwəta? Nations, following the traditional protocol to officially request permission to present the festival on their lands. They were exceedingly gracious, and told us they hoped more organizations would do this.
We are proud to be partners with the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre. Most events, workshops & performances are held there: 181 Roundhouse Mews (Pacific & Davie). The Roundhouse is a fully wheelchair accessible venue. To view full accessibility audit, click HERE. Thanks to the Radical Access Mapping Project for their audit of the Roundhouse. You can learn more about the project or about having an accessibility audit performed at your space by visiting their website.
How to get to the Roundhouse:
Walking: From Granville Street, head east five blocks down Davie.
Skytrain: The Yaletown – Roundhouse Canada Line Station is 200 metres from us.
Bus: Buses C21 & C23 stop within feet of the Roundhouse.
Driving: Underground pay parking is available, access off Drake (south of Pacific Blvd).
Don’t want to pay for parking? Consider car-sharing with our partners at Modo — you’ll be able to park for free in all the resident- and permit-only zones that surround the Roundhouse.
Where to Stay:
There are many hotels close by. Book online through the QAF portal at Budget Hotels, and you’ll not only get a great deal on your room, you’ll help support queer art! 50% of all commissions earned through this portal will be donated to Queer Arts Festival (and not just in June!)