Antwerp Queer Arts Festival 2023 seeks contributors

In August 2023, Antwerp Queer Arts Festival (AQAF) returns for a 10th edition. As usual, the festival is looking for contributors

AQAF is looking for artistic, activistic and academic contributions. “We welcome submissions exploring gender, sexuality, queer identities, non-binarity and counterculture”, the call to action states.

The festival welcomes film, performance, literature, graphic design, visual arts, dance, music, lecture, sculpture, workshop, theatre, street art… “We aim for quality and queerness”, AQAF says.

Antwerp Queer Arts Festival welcomes submissions from all over the world, but encourages potential contributors living in Belgium to submit a project. Beginning artists can apply for the Queer Lab programme. 


“We work with a flat rate fee for visual artists participating at our expo. We find it important to use our resources first and foremost to cover travel expenses for participating artists so we can stimulate exchanges between artists, activists and queer communities. All other fees are to be negociated.”

Deadline for submissions is 22 January 2023.

About Antwerp Queer Arts Festival

AQAF is a multidisciplinary arts festival, questioning gender and sexual diversity. It combines art with activism and academia. “For the past nine years, we have programmed both local performers and international talent within a variety of art forms: music, literature, film, dance, theatre, exposition, performance… We work with open calls and have a particular interest for new queer talent.”

AQAF is more than an arts festival. “Collaborating with academia and activists, we create a space and a platform for people to express themselves and to meet others. AQAF is a grassroots initiative. It relies on community support to create the spaces and representation that we need. Your ticket purchase or donations directly supports queer performers.”

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