Our 2017 festival has been announced - and with some changes! For this year's festival, we've expanded it from 3 days to a 7 day queer extravaganza. The festival has also moved up a full month from June to May. Running from Monday, May 22 to Sunday, May 28th, #SFQP2017, as we call it, is a new direction for SFQP, and you can get involved with it today!
However, though we have changed a bit, our commitment to serving our communities at all intersections remains the same. In these trying times of social and political change, it's sometimes hard to muster hope and the question of safety in our spaces and events comes into question. SFQP is fully committed, as we have always been, to creating and protecting events and spaces for queer Southerners to exist, commune, and celebrate.
All submissions for the festival are OPEN and you can find all of them below!
Volunteers help make SFQP happen. Take a moment to sign up to be one. Volunteers get perks like free SFQP merch, refreshments, and more!
SFQP believes in the inclusion of education, advocacy, and engagement. Every festival we center a day around several diverse workshops and skill shares. Have an idea for a rad workshop? Submit it here!
There is no separating the performing arts from SFQP. Our performance night, SWEET TEA, is one of the biggest events of our festival, and one of the largest queer and trans performance events in the Southeast. Sign up to be a performer today!
Are you a artist and want to display/sell your work? Do you have a special trade/skill (screen printing, making soap, etc.) and want to share? Become a part of our artist market and DIY block party today!
Our community is so talented and crafty, and we want to celebrate that! For this festival, we are creating a artist market and DIY block party. - a whole street block where artists can sell and show their work, and also where artisans and crafty queers can teach festival goers the ways of their trade or how to make things. Doesn't that sound awesome?
SFQP draws in people from all over the country. Do you have space to house folx? Are you planning on coming to #SFQP2017 and need a place to say. Fill out this form to help us make sure all travelers are housed!
For the first time, SFQP is having a gallery exhibition! Digital Queerness is a exhibition exploring the relationship between the internet/social media and the queer and trans experience. Work of all mediums - photo, video, performance, painting, installation, etc. - are being accepted.
We're handing over creative direction to YOU! For #SFQP2017, we're holding a flyer contest to find the design that will be the face, merch, program, etc. of the festival. The winner also receives $200! Submit your design today!