Call to Artists: Queer Men Artist Lab: New Orleans


Queer Men Artist Lab: New Orleans

In conjunction with the Up Stairs Lounge Fire 50th Anniversary Commemoration organized by the LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana, Kasini House’s Art Meets History project and Kolaj Institute is organizing a Queer Men Artist Lab: New Orleans, 21-25 June 2023.

Deadline to Apply: 14 May 2023. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis until space is filled. Artists are encouraged to apply well before the deadline.

The goal of the Queer Men Artist Lab: New Orleans is to equip artists with tools and strategies for picking up the unfinished work of history and speak to contemporary civic discourse around social, economic, and environmental issues. Through interactive sessions in the Lab and panel discussions as part of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire 50th Anniversary Commemoration, artists will explore their process and practice; present a slideshow of their work; receive supportive, critical, curatorial feedback about their ideas; and discuss contemporary issues. 

Is the Lab only open to Queer Men? How are we defining Queer Men? The lab is open to any artist regardless of how they identify who wants to make contemporary artwork that speaks to the experience of Queer Men. We think of “Queer Men” as an amorphous state of being, one that is self-determined and inclusive of a broad range of human experiences. In this sense, we do not seek to define Queer Men rather we seek to question, What does it mean to be a queer man today? 

Learn more and apply at Kasini House’s page HERE.