CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
FORMERLY KNOWN AS, a male sex worker arts festival
Army of Lovers seeks submissions for an arts festival that will
feature visual art, video, dance, performance, writing and music by
men who’ve worked in some area of the sex industry at some point in
This multi-night festival will take place in early June
2009 in San Francisco and will be part of the Queer Arts Festival. We are
collaborating with Carol Leigh, the Sex Worker Film Festival and the
Center for Sex and Culture to create programming that highlights work
by and about male sex workers. There will be an evening of music.
There will be several nights of multimedia cabaret where writers,
performers and filmmakers come together to showcase their work. There
will be a visual art show. And there will be film/video nights.
The reason we want to highlight male sex workers is because we know
lots of men who are socially isolated from one another and from the
broader world of sex workers. We see amazing female and trans sex
workers leading the way in sex worker movements < politically,
creatively and socially. We hope to provide men a space to come
together so that we can meet one another and integrate our voices
into the larger discussion. Trans sex workers are absolutely welcome
and adored. People outside San Francisco are welcome as audience
members and as contributing artists.
We seek work that reflects our lives. It doesn’t have to be limited
to your experiences as a sex worker but we are extremely interested
in art that addresses sex work. We want art by people who worked
thirty years ago. We want art by people who worked five years ago. We
want art by people who’ve spent time in jail. We welcome art that’s
funny and confusing and sexual and political and bold and subtle and
traditional and nontraditional. We want art by people are are
currently working. We want art by street workers, porn stars,
dancers, escorts, webcasters, dungeon masters and people who’ve done
types of sex work that often go unacknowledged: people who work at
sex clubs, people who work on porn sets, people with quirky stories.
We will pay people for their participation because we got some grant
money, but don’t expect to quit your day (or night) job!
Please contact Kirk Read at firstname.lastname@example.org Please share this
email with anyone you know who might be able to help get the word out
to male sex workers.
Please send work to:
Army of Lovers
2261 Market St. #125
San Francisco, CA 94114
We welcome CDs, DVDs, printed stories, electronic files, raw ideas
for performance art, links to websites…just get in touch and let us
know what you have to offer!
Please get us stuff by MARCH 15!!
Deadline is not strict, but we will be curating the festival in
mid-March, so submissions received after that will also be considered
for future programming.