Queer Accessible Arts Cabaret
Registration is open for the first semester of QAAC. Classes start May 30 and will run Sundays between 1pm and 3pm or 4pm, depending on the week.
Calgary-based drag personality and multidisciplinary artist, Devery Bess has curated a year’s worth of accessible arts programming designed to explore the intersections of gender, sexuality, and disability through the elements of contemporary cabaret.
Over three seasons, the program will explore a wide variety of skills needed to bring an artistic vision to life. Focusing on both art-making and community building, the program will include workshops, field trips, group discussions, and opportunities to present artwork.
This program is for artists that are 18 years and older. Artists of all skill and experience levels are welcome to enroll in this program.
Themes of sexuality will be explored openly and respectfully throughout this program. People of all genders and sexualities are welcome to participate in QAAC.
Season 1: The DigiVolve — Spring/Summer 2021
A global pandemic has set the stage for digital art-making and sharing. This season will explore film, photography, and graphic design and how it is possible to stay creative and connected from home. Artist co-conspirators include Emma Li, Laura Balanko-Dickson and Ebony Gooden.
LOCATION: ZOOM FEE: $225
Sundays from May 30 to August 29
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM or 4PM
Sessions will be 2- to 3-hours long depending on the week.
QAAC Launch hosted by DeVery Bess – May 30
Film led by Emma Li — June 6, 13, 20, 27
Photography led by Laura Balanko-Dickson — July 4, 11, 17 (Saturday), 18, 25
Graphic Design led by Ebony Gooden — August 8, 15, 22, 29
Community Art Days – May 23 and July 17
Participants will be welcome to join the following seasons and Community Cabaret.
A complete schedule will be shared with registrants once fees have been paid.