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Mural Honoring HIV Long Term Survivors




Openhouse invites artists to submit qualifications and ideas for the design and implementation of a mural project at the Openhouse Community Center in San Francisco, the heart of a new, long-awaited housing complex for LGBTQ Seniors. The mural will honor and celebrate HIV Long Term Survivors, and create a welcoming environment for community members and visitors.


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LGBTQ+ activist Sarah McBride joins DCAD Board of Trustees




Sarah McBride, an internationally known activist for LGBTQ+ rights who serves as the national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, has been elected to the Delaware College of Art and Design Board of Trustees. She will serve a term through 2021.

“The work of DCAD is not just central to training the next generation of artists, entrepreneurs and dreamers, it is also at the heart of building a thriving Wilmington,” McBride said. “As someone who personally understands the impact of an arts education, I’m incredibly honored to join the Board of DCAD and to help build on its reputation as a college that welcomes and supports students of all backgrounds.”

McBride earned a bachelor’s degree from American University, where she served as student body president and made national headlines when she came out as a transgender woman in the institution’s student newspaper at the end of her presidency. The Wilmington native received her high school diploma from Cab Calloway School of the Arts, where DCAD recently launched a dual-credit program.

“Sarah’s personal experiences bring to our Board a depth of understanding around issues affecting many members of DCAD’s student population,” said trustee chairman Thomas J. Shopa. “Her political and advocacy expertise enriches the Board’s ability to conduct the work necessary to fulfill DCAD’s mission as an educational and community resource.”

In addition to her role with DCAD, McBride is a member of the Equality Delaware Board of Directors. With that organization, she helped lead the effort to increase protections under Delaware’s nondiscrimination and hate-crimes laws to cover gender identity and expression.

Also in Delaware, McBride worked for both Gov. Jack Markell and Attorney General Beau Biden. In Washington, D.C., she interned at the White House and then worked at the Center for American Progress before joining the staff of the Human Rights Campaign.

At HRC, she serves as a spokesperson for the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization in the United States. The HRC’s three million members, supporters and employees envision a world where LGBTQ+ people are ensured basic equal rights; are safe to be open and honest about themselves at home, in the workplace and throughout every community; and are embraced as full members of society.

McBride became the first openly transgender person to address a major party political convention when she spoke at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in 2016. She published a memoir, “Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss and the Fight for Trans Equality,” earlier this year.

Open Call for LGBTQ* FilmMakers for Cinema Conversación




Basic Information:

Deadline: August 10, 2018 (23:59)

Application fee: None

Cinema Conversación aims to bring the audience in direct dialogue with artists and filmmakers, thus creating a platform where thoughts and experiences can be shared freely and where the usual separation between spectator and artist is lifted. Thus, the format of the programme is constituted by a presentation of the given work that is followed by an open discussion between the artist(s) and the audience. Moreover, Cinema Conversación is deliberately focusing on LGBTQ* experiences or aesthetics and would like to facilitate an ongoing discussion about feelings, desires, issues, goals, and social, political, and artistic positions of LGBTQI* individuals and communities. 

Eligibility: artists working in any medium based in moving images (film, video, virtual reality, internet art, media art, expanded cinema, film performance, live cinema, multi-channel projection, video/film installation etc.) and dealing with themes of LGBTQ* lives and experiences.

Timeframe: monthly, starting from September 2018.
For work to be presented in 2018 you must submit it to us by August 10, 2018. 

Language: the format of Cinema Conversación includes the presentation of the given work(s) and a discussion of the work with the audience. For reasons of inclusivity and due to the international profile of the program the presentations and discussions will be in English, therefore it is important that in case your work is in another language (if it uses language at all) also add/include English subtitles. Applications should be in English as well.

The Call:

For the Cinema Conversación event-series the SomoS curatorial team is calling for submissions for LGBTQ* moving image-based projects.

Besides the thematic focus, Cinema Conversación is also a platform to challenge and question the rigid boundaries of film and cinema, to expand on the idea of what the cinematic arts could mean, and to experiment with the wide range of genres and artistic practices involved in moving image-based productions. Cinema Conversación would particularly like to be an open platform for young and emerging talent who could bring unique and fresh perspectives to our discussion.

Cinema Conversación will be a monthly program of moving image-based arts, starting in September 2018.

We are happy to welcome artists and filmmakers from around the globe, but please be aware that for the presentation of your work you need to be available in Berlin, Germany, and currently SomoS Art House is not able to cover your traveling costs. We can only consider finished projects, however, for the application, an excerpt(s) can be sufficient. An artist portfolio (including information about previous works and projects with visual support) and a short motivation is also a key component of your application.

Selected artists/filmmakers/performers will be invited to present their work(s) based on their availability as part of the Cinema Conversación programme in SomoS Art House, Berlin.


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