Toronto Queer Arts Festival 2014
Queer West Arts Festival – Queer West Film Festival – Smash Words Festival
News Wednesday March 5th, 2014
( A weekend Festival) a smaller festival this year, due to budget constraints.
1. ) We hope to mount an Art Exhibition, two volunteer event managers, are currently working on this project , they will choose the artists. There may be, a mix and mingle launch party, something sparkly to sip and some tunes? Not sure of dates Aug 7 to 30 or Aug 7 for a week?
2. ) Alterna-Queer Music Night on Friday August 8th. Two Bands booked, looking for couple more .Deadline June 15, 2014
3.) Queer West Film Festival on Saturday August 9th
4. ) A night of Queer Poetry and Cabaret @ Smash Words on Sunday August 10th, MC’d and managed by Philip Cairns
With little funding, a small team of dedicated volunteers manages to miraculously produce a moderately successful festival year after year and no debts. Queer West Fest has always stayed true to its community roots. Its continuing success is due to the incredible efforts of so many passionate volunteers, though we also can’t overlook the invaluable contributions from our loyal sponsors.
Where volunteers are needed most, for August 2014 - Find out here
Toronto International Queer West Film Festival CALL OUT for film or artwork submissions from emerging and established international filmmakers and artist including Canada. Works should address queerness/queer issues; films and artworks themes might include but are not limited to: • Embodiment and queer subjectivity • Human interest stories • Queerness, technology and public/private spheres • Race, ability, and class and the politics of Queerness • Intersectional dimensions of queerness • Visibility and invisibility issues • Alliances and tensions between feminist and queer communities • GLBTQ media • Queer representation • Queer activism • Navigating queer relationships • Trans representation • Reconfiguring the nuclear family • Drag shows, clubbing and forging alliances Submit your Film for 2014
Entertainment Call Out for Queer West West: Queer West Arts Collective is looking for a good mix of upbeat acts that will have broad appeal to the diverse segments of our community. We’re particularly interested in bands or solo singers with a musical instrument fora Toronto Alterna-Queer Music Night August 8th, 2014 8pm to 11pm
Performers and DJs will be asked to submit descriptions of their acts, website URLs, or other promotional materials (pictures, pdfs, videos etc.) to be considered by the four-member committee. The committee will select performers based on type of act, performance quality and audience appeal, and contact you within 48 hours. Call 416-879-7954 Write: firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP Deadline July 5, 2014.
Gay West Community Network Inc (Queer West) was founded in 2000 and incorporated in 2008, as a not for profit organization. We are dedicated to producing performing arts festivals for the purposes of educating and advancing the public’s understanding and appreciation of performing arts and to educate artists through participation in such festivals and related workshops.
Mailing Address 562 Dufferin St. 2nd floor B1 Toronto ON M6K 2A9. Visits By Appointment Only. 416-879-7954 email@example.com