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QUEER|ART|MENTORSHIP 2019-2020 Applications now open! Email not displaying properly? View it in your browser. If this email is in your promotions tab,
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APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!
2019-2020 QUEER|ART|MENTORSHIP PROGRAM CYCLE
*PLUS* the premiere of our new “What is QAM?” video
Above: "What is Queer|Art|Mentorship?" video with appearances by Alumni and Current QAM Mentors and Fellows: Moe Angelos, Rodrigo Bellott, Candystore, Geoff Chadsey, Xandra Clark, CQ, David Antonio Cruz, Mashuq Mushtaq Deen, Neil Goldberg, Pati Hertling, Troy Michie, Pamela Sneed; and QA staffers: Travis Chamberlain, Kris Grey, and Rio Sofia. Directed and edited by KT Pe Benito.
The Program Queer|Art|Mentorship supports a year-long exchange between early-career and advanced-career LGBTQ+ artists living in New York City—working together in pairs and as a class across five fields of creative practice (Film, Literature, Performance, Visual Art, and Curatorial Practice).
Fellows apply with a specific project they would like to work on during the program and meet with their Mentors monthly to discuss their progress. Fellows also meet each month as a group. At the culmination of the program, each Fellow participates in a special exhibition—known as the "QAM Annual"—that showcases their practice and the progress of their project. The program begins in October and ends in October of the following year.
The Mentors Thomas Lax (Curatorial Practice) Rodrigo Bellott (Film) Hao Wu (Film) Kate Bornstein (Literature) Gayatri Gopinath (Literature) Charles Rice-Gonzalez (Literature) Maria Bauman-Morales (Performance) Mashuq Mushtaq Deen (Performance) Lola Flash (Visual Art) Yve Laris Cohen (Visual Art)
We encourage all interested applicants to familiarize themselves with the work of our Mentors. Bios for each Mentor are available here
The Timeframe Applications open: May 12, 2019 Intent to Apply Deadline: May 30, 2019 Application Deadline: July 18, 2019 Program Begins: October 2019
Each Mentor chooses the Fellow they will be working with during the program. Applicants selected to participate in the program receive year-long support (October 2019-September 2020) with once-a-month meetings with their Mentor. Fellows also meet monthly as a group, further engaging with a community of artistic peers across disciplines.
Application Details To submit your intent to apply, click here A preview of the application requirements is available here Guidelines on who should apply are available here A list of FAQ about the program is available here
Meet the Mentors! Learn about the 2019-2020 Queer|Art|Mentorship Mentors here
Image credits: 1.Maria Bauman-Morales, image by Thomas Dunn; 2.Rodrigo Bellott, image courtesy of the artist;3.Kate Bornstein, image courtesy of the artist;4. Mashuq Mushtaq Deen, image courtesy of the artist;5.Lola Flash, image by Becci Manson; 6. Gayatri Gopinath, image courtesy of the artist; 7. Yve Laris Cohen, image by Paula Court; 8. Thomas Lax, image by Paul Mpagi Sepuya 9. Charles Rice-González, image by Marisol Diaz; 10. Hao Wu, image courtesy of the artist