Opportunites: Links & Resources

Image credit (above) artist: Karl Lakolak (2016)


No matter where on this spinning rock you reside there is something close by or within reach where you can submit and promote your work.  Festivals and opportunities are closer to you than you think.

Balaclava.Q intends to present the most extensive and dynamic list of international opportunities available to queer artists. And so let’s get started:

Queer Art Festivals

(multi-platform and/or art-form specific)

ADVICE: More often than not festivals adopt a theme. Pay close attention to submission deadlines, themes and previous artists selected for that particular festival.  Contact someone at the festival,  ask questions and build a relationship with the festival. DO NOT spam festivals.

And What? Queer Arts Festival (London,UK)

AS220 (Rhode Island, USA)

Barbican Queer Film Festival (London, UK)

Curious? Festival (North Eat England, UK)

Fresh Fruit Festival (New York, USA)

Fringe Film Fest (London, UK)

Gaywise FESTival (GFEST) (London, UK)Shout Festival (Birmingham, UK)

Homotopia (Liverpool, England)

Inside Out (Canada)

Leeds Queer Film Festival (Leeds, UK)

Manifesta – The European Biennial of Contemporary Art (Switzerland)

MELT @ Brisbane Powerhouse (Queensland Australia)

MIDSUMMA – (QAPA) Queer Art Prize Australia (You guessed it – Australia!)

MIFO LGBT Film Festival (Miami, Florida, USA))


Outburst Arts (Northern Ireland, UK)

OUTsider Fest (Texas, AZ, USA)

Outspoken Arts (Scotland, UK)

Queer Acts Theatre Festival (Toronto, Canada)

Queer Arts Festival (Antwerp, Belgium)

Queer Arts Festival (Vancouver, BC)

Queer Contact Festival (Manchester, UK)

Queer Cultural Centre (California, USA)

Queer Fest (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Queer & Migrant Film Festival (Netherlands)

Queer West Film Festival (Toronto, Canada)

Shout Festival (Birmingham, UK)

SOMARTS (San Francisco, California, USA)

Wicked Queer LGBT Film Festival

WOTEVER DIY Film Festival (London, UK)

XSCAPE (Puerto Rico, USA)

Queer Art Online Platforms

Cuntemporary (Worldwide)

Exposure Festival (Worldwide)

Queer & Queer Friendly E-Zines & Magazines

Art Reveal Magazine (International)

Card Carrying Lesbian E-Zine

Homosurrealism Magazine

Jack The Lad Mag (UK)

Jimmy The Zine (Los Angeles, USA)

Queer Asian Spirit E-Zine

The Tenth Magazine (specialising in queer black culture)

Queer Art Spaces,  Galleries & Multi-Opportunity Resources

Cuntemporary (Female orientated arts – London)

Feminine Moments – Queer Feminist Art (Worldwide)

Galerie-e2 (Brussels)

Galerie Mooi-Man Male Art (Netherlands)

The Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian art (New York)

The Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art (NCWCA)

Queer Cultural Centre (California, USA)

Queer Film Festivals Worldwide (Worldwide)

The Big Queer Film Festival List (online resource)

LGBTQIA Artist Residency programs

Fire Island Residency (USA)

Residency Unlimited (International Opportunities)

Queer Artist residency (Canada)

Queer & HIV/AIDS focused Arts Organisations

Visual AIDS (New York)

Wise Thoughts (London, UK)

Individual Artist websites

If you are interested in exploring the works of Balaclava.Q contributing artists please click on the individual gallery tiles on the MAIN the page. Scroll to the bottom of each artist’s page and you will find hyperlinks to websites and social media platforms kindly provided by the artist.