Queer|Art’s $10,000 Grant for a Black Trans Woman Artist is Now Open

From Queer|Art—a New York non-profit that formed in 2009 to “support a generation of LGBTQ+ artists that lost mentors to the AIDS Crisis of the 1980s”—comes the Illuminations Grant, a $10,000 annual award given to a Black trans woman or trans femme visual artist. Applications are open from now until 12 June. The winner will also receive career development resources as a way to mitigate …

Landmark Australian Exhibit “Queer” Dispels The Practice Of Presuming Art as Heterosexual

Open now through 21 August at Australia’s National Gallery of Victoria, Queer is a triumphant exhibit, showcasing over 400 artworks that dispel the notion that art should be presumed heterosexual until proven otherwise. Expansive and full of camp, the exhibition’s contents span from ancient Egyptian amulets to Kylie Minogue and Indigenous works made today. In conjunction with each other, the artworks celebrate queerness—whether it appears …

An Expansive Online Directory of Queer Creatives

The Queer Creatives Community Directory is a new centralized spreadsheet database of LGBTQ+ people working in all kinds of fields—from DJs and tattoo artists to florists, contractors, tarot readers, ASL interpreters and more. Created by drag artist and graphic designer Untitled Queen, this free, online directory is one of the most expansive of its kind. “Having a resource like this is really great, because people …