DIASPHORIA: Vendors & Artists Open Call!
A1Bazaar is excited to announce an open call for Diasphoria, a pop-up bazaar exploring the South Asian diaspora and gender dysphoria. Diasphoria arises at the intersections of displacement and dispersal as it occurs in place/culture, body/gender, reality/imagination, and so on. We ask creators to respond to one or more of the following themes: queerness, trans/gnc/nonbinary experience, and diasporic bodies. What does it mean to be diasporic and queer?
The Diasphoria Bazaar is curated by A1Bazaar (A1), whose mission is to create bazaar experiences that uplift artists and small business owners of the South Asian diaspora and beyond. A1 curates digital and physical bazaars that allow artists and small business owners to exhibit and sell their work. A1 was founded by queer/trans* artists, organizers, and curators of color. As a community-led project, A1 strives to promote inclusion, equity, cooperation, and creativity.
✎✎ SUBMISSION GUIDELINES ✎✎
You do not need to be physically present at the Bazaar to participate. We cannot cover shipping at the moment. All work has the option of being exhibited and/or sold on a digital platform during the time of the pop-up bazaar.
We accept any of the following submissions:
❥ All types of items to be sold (e.g., fashion, crafts, textiles, home decor, art objects, postcards, zines, trinkets, jewelry, etc)
❥ Physical and digital art objects (e.g., canvas, prints, textiles, installations, videos, songs, etc)
❥ Requests to perform live song, dance, theater, recitations
❥ Written material (e.g., essays, poetry, etc)
❥ Workshop and/or panel proposals
Submissions should explore at least one of the following topics:
❥ South Asian / diaspora
❥ Queerness --> QTBIPoC (Queer, Trans*, Black, and Indigenous People of Color)
☞ Deadline to apply: Rolling ☜
Please be sure to save your responses elsewhere before submitting on this form.