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Arts Programs

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YOUTH ARTS PROGRAM

Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center’s Youth Arts Program is a paid guided mentorship program culminating in a showcase of new performance art for LGBTQ BIPOC youth ages 13-18. 

Application Deadline: October 22, 2021

Young Black person on microphone

EMERGE

Gay city x velocity

Gay City and Velocity have created the framework for a yearly recurring festival that offers emerging performance-based adult artists production, artistic mentorship and support alongside business and sustainability training.

Applications for the new cohort will launch in November.

GENDER GEMS

Gender Gems, led by Gay City volunteer Shann Thomas, is a large-scale photography and visual design project that seeks to honor Two-Spirit, trans, fa’afafine, non-binary and femme elders in the Puget Sound region. 
Photo of leader Tiare Feterika Chanel

ABOUT GAY CITY ARTS

Art is the voice, spirit, and conscience of every community and is a vital tool for community reflection, dialogue, and pride. We collaborate with local LGBTQ artists to galvanize an audience for queer arts, foster the development of LGBTQ artists and works, and facilitate accessible artistic excellence.

Gay City Arts is committed to presenting challenging, dynamic, and excellent queer art across a wide range of disciplines, including theater, music, dance, film, spoken word, comedy, and literary and visual arts.

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