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INTERSECTION: Stories Through Art by Sex Workers of Color
in part with the San Francisco Sex Workers Film and Arts Festival

This year, the HOOK Collective [hookcollective.wordpress.com] is curating an art show that will be showcasing arts about and by sex workers of color! Because the identity “sex worker” oftentimes portrays the image of a white empowered middle-class worker, and because the sex industry encapsulates an expansive range of experiences and identities, the goal of INTERSECTION is to provide an intentional space where the stories and art of people of color in the sex industry take the principal role at the festival – where we recognize that identities and experiences are complex, and for many people, “sex work” is just one small detail amongst many multidimensional identities that define an individual.

INTERSECTION would like to showcase these complexities. The art we seek to showcase is NOT limited to topics concerning “sex work”.

We prioritize a variety of mediums – including installation art, performance art, and spoken word – and encourage participation by everyone who identifies as a non-white person who works or has worked in the sex industry. Do you make crafts? You can rent table-space to sell your wares at the opening event! Street workers, trans, queer, differently-abled folks, and folks who don’t even identify with the term “sex worker” are encouraged to apply! English is optional, as we will work to accommodate for any language barriers that may arise.

Work can be submitted and/or displayed anonymously.

To submit your work, please send us the following:

-A short description of your art, spoken word, or installation work
-Any videos, recordings, or photographs of your art (not required but would be helpful)
– A brief explanation why you think your artwork is suitable for INTERSECTION
– Any tech, space, equipment, or accessibility needs you have

Please send digital submissions to: HOOK.Collective@gmail.com

If you would like to send us samples of your work via mail, or reserve a craft table now, please email us to make arrangements!

DEADLINE is May 1st, 2011

San Francisco Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival
P.O. 210256, San Francisco, CA 94121
Producers: Carol Leigh AKA Scarlot Harlot & Erica Fabulous
Movie Curator: Laure McElroy
Arts Curator: Tobias Ex

The San Francisco Sex Workers Film and Arts Festival (www.sexworkerfest.com) was established in 1998 to provide a forum for the accomplishments of sex worker film, art, performance and video makers, and to screen works about sex workers and the sex industries from around the world. The Sex Worker Festival provides an opportunity to recognize and honor prostitutes, dancers, porn performers and other sex workers, who have historically been a dynamic part of arts communities.


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