Queer Arts Festival

About the Queer Arts Festival

The Queer Arts Festival (QAF) is an annual artist-run professional multidisciplinary arts festival at the Roundhouse in Vancouver, BC. Recognized as one of the top 5 festivals of its kind worldwide (Melbourne Herald Sun), QAF produces, presents and exhibits with a curatorial vision favouring challenging, thought-provoking work that pushes boundaries and initiates dialogue. Each year, the festival theme ties together a curated visual art exhibition, performing arts series, workshops, artist talks, panels, and media art screenings. QAF’s programming has garnered wide acclaim as “concise, brilliant and moving” (Georgia Straight), “easily one of the best exhibitions of the year in Vancouver” (Vancouver Sun), some of the most adventurous of any local arts festival” (The Province) and “on the forefront of aesthetic and cultural dialogue today” (Xtra).


SD Holman
Artistic Director
Lalia Fraser
General Manager
CS ‘Fergie’ Fergusson-Vaux Associate Artistic Director
Shane Sable
2Spirit Programmer / Art Auntie

Ben Siegl
Programs Coordinator

Miriam Jang
Operations Manager

Tanya Commisso
Communications Coordinator

Israt Taslim
Arts Administrative Assistant