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The Queer Ancestors Project  is devoted to forging sturdy relationships between LGBTQI people and our ancestors. Using history as a linchpin, we build community by providing Queer and Trans artists, age 18 to 26, free interdisciplinary workshops in printmaking, writing, and Queer history. Public exhibitions and readings of their work provide a window on the past through which the larger community can glimpse our collective future.

For workshop information please visit our Workshops page, and for updates join our mailing list. 

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Queer Ancestors Project Prints

Applications Open!

This workshop is for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, nonbinary, genderqueer, queer, questioning, and intersex people, ages 18-26, who are interested in exploring their Queer and Trans ancestry. We’ll spend 6 fabulous months together studying linocut printmaking and Q/T history. The workshop is free and supplies are included.

The next QAP workshop will run from August 2023 to January 2024!


Space is limited. Please apply here by June 28, 2023!


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The Queer Ancestors Project 2023 Exhibition

Featuring Prints by Queer and Trans Emerging Artists: 

Ayoade, Arina Sarwari-Stadnyk, Baylee, Clara Medina, Jam, Jasmine Liang,

Jess Jiang, Karishma Johnson, Mar Valle, Sandy Capacio Campbell, 

with Creative Director Katie Gilmartin

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Time Traveling Chinese Cowboys of Vis Valley

by Jasmine Liang

there's no hell on wheels like dykes on bikes

by Karishma Johnson

The 2021-2022 Artists

Our programs are generously supported by the California Arts Council, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, Alliance for California Traditional Arts, Queer Cultural Center, SOMArts, STRUT, Chrysalis Studio, & Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 

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