17th Outburst Queer Arts Festival – 10 to 18 Nov – Festival Submissions – closing 31 May

Outburst Queer Arts Festival is a curated week of brilliant new queer ideas in art. We programme a mix of work that we’ve seen and can’t wait to share, along with shows, publications, events and happenings that we’ve commissioned or co-developed in collaboration with queer artists and other co-conspirators at home and beyond. All of the work we showcase in the festival is new work, keeping it fresh and vital for audiences and relevant to the moment we are in. We love creative ideas that take audiences beyond the obvious and the normative, that challenge our thinking, bring us to unexpected spaces and places and reimagine the possibilities of queer art to transform.

Tender transgressions and beautiful disruptions can come in surprising forms, big and small, loud and quiet, and we’re here for it all.

We always make sure there’s room for as many hidden treasures and exciting new creative voices as possible in Outburst. We accept submissions on a rolling basis until the end of May * each year. We especially love work from artists and writers in Northern Ireland / The North Of Ireland / This Place but we programme work from all over the world. If you are new to the festival, we strongly recommend that you check out our previous festival programmes in the archive section to get a flavour of what Outburst is all about before submitting your proposal.

Find out more, and submit your work/ideas, at the Outburst Arts website below.

Outburst Arts – Submissions

Deadline for submissions is: 31st May 2023

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