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Call For Contributions: Artists, Activists, And Other Craftspeople Of Creativity And Politics

QueerArtLAB is an art laboratory focusing on gender, sexuality and public space organized by Space/ID project and Betty&Books

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31st March 2012 05:50

Alessia Valenza

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QueerArtLAB is an art laboratory focusing on gender, sexuality and public space organized by Space/ID project and Betty&Books. It will engage a group of thirty artists, activists and youth leaders, from across Europe gathering in Bologna (Italy) November 13-19 (approximately) in study, discussion, and art practices as we work about art, community, and self-expression for an exploration of the aesthetics of sexuality and gender via art in public space, while also participating to local public art events and forums organized by local organizations. Deadline for contributions: April 10, 2012.

As artists, activists and/or speakers, you will be asked to engage during QueerArtLAB activities in a relevant and structured way: sharing a practice, elaborating an individual or collective art project, or facilitating a workshop on art, gender and sexuality. Preparation activities will focus on participative art practices and potential creative contaminatio namong projects.

Eligible partner organization

Eligible partner organization are:
– Non profit organisations
– Non-governmental organisations (NGOs);
– Informal group of young people (13-30 years old)
– Public bodies.

Partner has to be legally registered (or based for the “informal group of young people”) inone of the following countries:
– The Member States of the EU: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal,Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, – – —– Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom
– EFTA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland;
– Candidate countries: Croatia, Turkey.
– Mediterranean neighbouring countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon,Libya, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Syria, – — Tunisia.

Participants’ age limits apply only for Informal group of young people (between 13-30 years old).

Formal requirements
If you want to give your contribution to QueerArtLAB project, you just need to send:
Your completed information through online form or attached document by April 10th:
We will also need the partnership agreement of Action 4.3 Training and networking of Youth in Action Programme of European Commission signed by the legalrepresentative of your organization or of informal group of young people by fax to:+390510821860

Financial conditions
Financial and practical conditions of participation are depending on different funding options organizers are applying to. They aim to cover:
100% of travel expenses, food and lodging
Costs associated to QueerArtLAB activities

Who we are
Space/ID Project aims to examine how elements of art and performance shape both identity and public space and seek ways to integrate them towards social change.Space/ID Project was developed from the results of Living Space Youth-in-Action Training Course took place in the Rotterdam, European Youth Capital 2009. It aspires to collaborate with organizations in diverse locations to provide participative training seminars on public space, art and activism; create a comprehensive creative database of experiences, terminology and methodology; and generate multiple public events that affirm individual wholeness and LGBTQ community practices beyond the Pride and Protest framework. Space/ID is a project by Alexey Timbul, Haven Herrin, and Giada Cotugno.

BETTY & BOOKS is a non-profit organization based in Bologna aiming to promote and develop women and pink/queer culture; and to investigate changes and expressions of contemporary culture related to gender, sexuality, pleasure and consent. The Association seeks for development and dissemination of cultural activities centred on body, sexuality and self-determination, understood both as means of emancipation of individuals and as acontribution to social change. This happens through all forms of cultural and recreational activities, as well as through the dialogue between different art practices: video, music,comics, illustration, literature, auto-productions.