Thanks for all the great proposal!! Program will be posted in the next coming weeks. Stay Tuned.
We share our struggles, let’s share our stories
This is a call out to all rebels, activists, gender outlaws, intellectual strippers,butch butterflies, femme bears and sex nerds, who want to share their story!
We are all queers (in the broad sense of the word) with very different backgrounds, each of us experiencing ways of oppression differently, for example: homophobia, ableism, racism, sexism, classism or transphobia, to name a few.
Queeristan is an autonomous DIY and DIT (do it together) festival crafted each year by volunteers. Queeristan started in Amsterdam 2010 as a reaction to the lack of awareness in mainstream gay and lesbian culture of political and social struggles. It was a reaction to how the gay card was and is being used against migrants and to justify harsh immigration laws. Queeristan aims at fighting racism, segregation and homonormativity. What unites queers with other marginalized communities is that we all struggle with the compulsory laws and values imposed on us.
This year Queeristan wants to focus on Racism, Transphobia and Feminism. We don’t always know, notice or understand each other’s struggles, so we want to share them and learn from each other through open dialogue and stimulating critical thinking creatively.
We’re looking for workshops, performances, musicians, spoken word, visual artists and any other forms you can think of for telling your story.
– Let us know a bit about you and what you want to do
– Tell us what you need ( e.g. microphone, projector, translator etc.)
– Estimated time required
– Will you need housing? For how many and for how long?
Any special needs?
– Optional: Include a relevant image if you have one, we love visuals
– Keep it short and sweet max. 500 words
– Queeristan is a vegan space and respects the Palestinian call for boycott of Israeli products.
Please submit your proposal by May 15 to email@example.com
also add in email subject line if you are proposing
a workshop, performance or visual art
We are already looking forward to reading your proposals of dissent, pleasure and resistance. For more info and updates check our Facebook or tumblr pages. FESTVAL DATES ARE JULY 9 – 12 2015