In partnership with the James C. Hormel Center at SFPL, Radar Productions is pleased to announce a call for LGBTQIA2S+ artists of color to participate in Show Us Your Spines. This six-week residency will allow them to create work inspired by the Queer Archives.
Black, Indigenous, Latine, Asian, Pacific Islander, SWANA and Mixed LGBTQ2S+ Artists in the Bay Area
Working in any written medium, including but not limited to poetry, memoir, fiction, essay, travel, biography, afro-futurism, sci-fi, romance, youth lit, comics, or research and development for stage, performance art, music, film, and video
Deeply interested in exploring the intersection of art, identity, and community
The residency will occur remotely and on-site at the San Francisco Public Library's Main branch @ Civic Center from June to November 2023.
Artists will receive a $750 stipend via check or PayPal
Residents will have access to the San Francisco Public Library's and RADAR’s Archives staff, and resources, including a music library, reading rooms, emotional alchemy mentorship, and public programs.
Artists will participate in a public program to share their work with audiences near and far.
How to Apply: To apply, please submit the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 30th, 2023:
Your name, contact information, pronouns, and short statement of interest in the residency
Brief Biography and Hi-Res Photo for Social Media and Print Use
Samples of previous work; Up to 5 minutes of video, 3-7 written work samples
Preferred Residency Dates and Times for Residency Orientation Jun/Jul Aug/Sep Oct/Nov
We look forward to receiving your applications!
Selection Process: A panel of local judges will select up to 8 artists to participate in three cohorts based on level of experience and commitment to exploring the intersection of art, identity, legacy and community
To learn more about the residency, please visit our programs page