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National Queer Arts Festival

San Francisco, CA      

National Queer Arts Festival – QCC stages an annual month-long multidisciplinary National Queer Arts Festival, documents significant Bay Area Queer arts events on our Website, provides fundraising and other technical assistance services to emerging culturally-specific and gender-specific Queer arts groups, and conducts “Creating Queer Community,” a program that to date has commissioned more than 60 San Francisco-based artists to create new work.Since 1998, QCC has organized an annual month-longNational Queer Arts Festival.  To date, these Festivals have presented more than 400 different events featuring over 1000 Queer artists.
QCC BOARD
BlackberriCheryl DunyeJacqueline FrancisJeff JonesJordy JonesJuba KalamkaRudy LemckeMia NakanoPamela PenistonTina Takemoto (President)
Advisory MemberDr. Marcy Adelman
2013 NQAF STAFF
Pamela Peniston (Artistic Director)Information about Qcc and National Queer Arts Festival Programs and Curationartistic@queerculturalcenter.org
Kevin Seaman (General Manager)Information about the National Queer Arts Festival Co-ordination and all financial matters)Managing@queerculturalcenter.org
Rudy Lemcke (Communications Director)Information about the visual arts program, website curation and educational programscommunications@queerculturalcenter.org
Jeff Jones (Financial Director)development@queerculturalcenter.org
Sarah Guerra (Production Manager)Production@queerculturalcenter.org
LaVette Virden  (Finance Manager)
DENDESIGN (Graphic Design)
PS Print  (Festival Printing)
ZEITGEIST CURATORS
Josh FaughtJacqueline FrancisJordy JonesRudy LemckeMatt McKinley (Exhibit Designer)Pamela PenistonTina Takemoto
Amanda N. Simons (Exhibit Coordinator)Carter Steinmann (Zeitgeist & Festival Intern)
All Qcc events always have a No One Turned Away policy.  (DEN-maybe somewhere near the general BPT ticket info.
Please make preparations to ensure this event is accessible and safe for people with chemical injury and environmental illness. We request you refrain from wearing hair and body products with fragrance or clothing washed in detergent with fragrance.
We need logos for CQC – Creating Queer Community and for HC – Healthy Communities with text saying—
Indicates Creating Queer Community & Healthy Communities programs commissioned by Qcc with the generous support of the San Francisco Foundation, The SF Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.
And that little area with “For complete event schedules and artists’ bios, please visitwww.queerculturalcenter.org

Camouflage Closet (2013)

Contemporary string music composed Andrew V. Ly for the screening of a film about LGBT Post Traumatic Shock Syndrome in LGBT vets. Commissioned by Queer Cultural Center for 2013 National Queer Arts Festival.

Andrew earned degrees and institutional fellowships from Yale University and the USC Thornton SchooI of Music. He is currently pursuing a PhD in music composition at UC Berkeley. His pieces have been performed in venues such as Lincoln Center in New York City and the Neue Synagoge in Berlin.

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Krudas Cubensi (2009)

Cuban rap music was part of a cross cultural exchange. Krudas Cubensi is a collective of women, a tribe who believes in womans actions as a central part of world change. From La Havana, Cuba, the group is composed of two sisters, Odaymara and Odalys Cuesta, and Olivia Prendes.

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Earl Thomas at the National Queer Arts Festival (2012)

Earl Thomas – blues singer performed with Queer Rebels of the Harlem Renaissance.

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