Taking our Space! Claiming our Identities! Healing Ourselves!

This year Queeristan wants to focus on Queer Empowerment, self healing and claiming queer space We don’t always look after ourselves and each other so for this festival we will celebrate our spaces, our bodies, our minds and our fabulousness.

We’re looking for workshops presenters, performance artists, musicians, spoken word and visual artists and any other activities you can think of which can strengthen yourself, others and queer communities.
Queeristan is an autonomous DIT (do it together) festival crafted each year by volunteers. The festival is Amsterdam based and started in 2010 as a reaction to the lack of awareness in mainstream gay and lesbian culture on issues of political and social struggles. Queeristan began as a protest against the “gay card” and the festival continues to protest against “pink washing” and how it is still being used today to justify harsh immigration laws against migrants.
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. We are all queers (in the broad sense of the word) with very different backgrounds, each of us experiencing ways of oppression differently.
Queeristan invites you to Amsterdam for a weekend of radical queer empowering politics, workshops
and performance.

Taking our Space! Claiming our Identities! Healing Ourselves!
Queeristan 2016 needs your super power energy!!!

Proposal guidelines

Please submit your proposal by May 15 to
Email subject line should state if you are proposing a workshop, performance or visual art.

– Let us know a bit about you and what you want to do
– Keep it short and sweet – max. 500 words
– 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 (dietary and ability)?
– Optional: Include a relevant image if you have one, we love visuals

Please be aware that Queeristan is a vegan space and respects the Palestinian call for boycott of Israeli products.

We are already looking forward to reading your proposals of dissent, pleasure and resistance!