Call for LGBT performers for 2013 events
Queensland's Healthy Communities is looking for talented LGBT performers for its Arts Project 2013.
The state's peak body for LGBTI health and well-being put the call out to students and artists in all areas of arts, including dance, music, drag, sculpture, circus, bondage, cabaret, film and theatre, as well as technicians and stage managers.
HC will help you to be part of a range of events and festivals in 2013, including Pride Fair Day, dance parties, Cabaret Q and Trans* events.
It’s a chance to show what you can do and get valuable performing experience in live situations.
HC will be able to provide some support and assistance in developing your work.
Evie Ryder, health promotions officer at Healthy Communities, tells QP it’s surprising how many talented people there are in the gay and lesbian community, and that this is an opportunity for performers to share knowledge and skills.
“We’ll team people who want to mentor up with people who want to be mentored,” Ryder says, adding that HC staff will draw up a calendar of events in 2013 that they would like to see performers at.
As well as Pride Fair Day and Big Gay Day, Ryder says HC wants to place performers at events held by groups such as BootCo. and Brisbears.
“We’re interested to see who’s out there at the moment,” Ryder says, and adds that all types of acts are welcome. “For example, at Fair Day this year we had Pierre [from BootCo.] do some gay wrestling.”
Given the state government funding cuts this year, HC cannot guarantee payment for your time, but there may be opportunities to apply for grants to fund some of the projects.
HC is interested in hearing from established artists who would be interested in mentoring emerging artists.