By WM, June 2021
Queer|Art, NYC's home for the creative and professional development of LGBTQ+ artists, has recently announced a wide range of endeavors and programming. Highlights include:
Queer|Art|Film: The summer season is organized by curators Adam Baran and Jeanne Vaccaro and features in-depth discussions with acclaimed author Torrey Peters; experimental filmmaker Aimee Goguen; and NYC icon (also recent winner of the Queer|Art|Prize Award for Sustained Achievement) Julie Tolentino. More info here.
Queer|Art|Mentorship: Mentors for the 2022 Queer|Art|Mentorship program -- the cornerstone of Queer|Art's work, providing a platform of support for LGBTQ+ artists focused on creative issues and long-term sustainability of artistic practice -- expands nationally for the first time and includes Jeffrey Gibson, Julie Tolentino, Torrey Peters, Alexis De Veaux, Constantina Zavitsanos, Will Rawls, Tourmaline, Angelo Madsen Minax, Saeed Jones, Morgan Bassichis, Lola Flash and Silas Howard. More info here.
Queer|Art|Pride Book & Print Fair: The Queer|Art|Pride Book & Print Fair returns for its third installment as a digital marketplace. This year, Book & Print Fair doubles in size, hosting a record 60+ participants from Queer|Art’s artist network. The marketplace will feature an abundance of works for perusal and purchase, including (but not limited to) artist books, novels, zines, poetry chapbooks, drawings, photographs, watercolors, garments, collages, and prints. 100% of the proceeds from the fair directly benefit participating artists. The online marketplace will be accompanied by a live Queer|Art|Pride Book & Print Fair SHOW ‘N’ TELL event on June 29. More info here.
Queer|Art Grants: judges have been announced and applications are now open for the 2nd annual Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists; Rraine Hanson has won the Barbara Hammer Lesbian Experimental Filmmaking Grant; Courtney Webster and Meg Turner have won the Robert Giard Grant for Emerging LGBTQ+ Photographers. More info here. WM