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Queer Artist Dinner (QAD) was created in 2017 to bring together Los Angeles-based LGBTQ artists for a meal and conversation. The evening’s objective was simple, to create an open space for queer artists to meet as peers without the presence of curators, gallerists, and collectors. Situated within an intergenerational and diverse room of over 100 artists, the dinner served as an informal context for individuals to meet new friends, foster meaningful connections, and make plans for the future. 

After two successful events, the third dinner will occur in February 2020 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA). The host committee for this dinner includes: Amy AdlerLecia Dole-RecioNikita Gale, Anya Gallaccio, Monica MajoliChristopher Mangum-JamesAmir NikravanPaul Pescador, and Paul Mpagi SepuyaThe dinner will include a pair of honorees who will be nominated by their peers. Previous honorees include:  Ron AtheyCassils, Gelare Khoshgozaran and Bruce Yonemoto.

To cover a small portion of the total event costs, the dinner will be ticketed under $35. To make the gathering inclusive and accessible, a number of complimentary tickets will be set aside and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Ultimately, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. In order to provide low cost tickets for this event as well as cover the expenses of rentals and catering, QAD has set a fundraising goal of $10,000.

This dinner would not be possible without the generosity individuals like you. Folcrum Arts has joined on as a fiscal sponsor for the event. As a result, all donations are fully tax-deductible. With your support we can continue to foster space for queer artists to come together, build networks, and grow our community.

Donations of all sizes are welcome! 

If we can provide any further information, please do not hesitate to reach out at Your generous support will help us tremendously in making this dinner a reality. Thank you for your consideration.


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Yes, we are a fiscally sponsored project of Fulcrum Arts Emerge Program, which is a public 501c3 organization recognized by the IRS. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent permissible by law.

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