Queeratorial Collectives Do It Themselves!
Virtual Discussion: FRI, 9/10 • 12-1:30PM
In-Person, Outdoor Mixer: FRI, 9/17 • 2-4PM
Hosted by the Performance Primers, this discussion will include representatives from casaa, the HIVE, blaQyard, Oaklash, and SALTA. These queeratorial groups span a range of creative disciplines, working collaboratively to curate local shows, perform, and support artists in the East Bay and beyond. While some collectives have ended and others are still emerging, several are going strong, despite the trials of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this conversation, we will explore how working on a grassroots level outside conventional venues and capitalist values opens up new possibilities and invites deeper engagement among audiences and artists.
This outdoor gathering is a chance for all Bay Area-based DIY collectives or curious creatives to come together for socializing in a casual, in-person setting. Drinks and snacks will be provided by CounterPulse at Township Commons in Oakland. Folks are encouraged to bring friends and comrades as we build connections, share strategies, and deepen resolve for doing it ourselves in community.
MIXER @ OAKLAND TOWNSHIP COMMONS
Queeratorial Collectives Do It Themselves! is part of the CounterPulse Festival.
Learn more at COUNTERPULSE.ORG/FESTIVAL2021