Queer and Queer Feminist Resources

This page features a small selection of

  • queer art and cultural organisations working from a queer feminist perspective
  • queer archives that offer a rich array of art historical and biographical information about queer and feminist artists and other services of interest to queer art lovers.
  • grants for queer (feminist) artists.

DYKE+ ARTHAUS – a community-driven home and feminist collective for Dyke artists of all persuasions, highlighting those over 40. The physical manifestation of Juno Rosenhaus’ art practice, the Dyke+ ArtHaus hosts salons, solo residencies, and exhibits, and welcomes collaborations with other Dyke/ Queer/ Feminist art orgs. In 2020 Juno Rosenhaus bought a three-story brick house in Philadelphia, USA, to realize her vision of expanding her art practice into an ArtHaus for Dykes.

Barbara Hammer Lesbian Experimental Filmmaking Grant is administrated by Queer Art Mentorship Programme in New York.

Lesbian Herstory Archives in Brooklyn, New York is home to the world’s largest collection of materials by and about lesbians and their communities. The Lesbian Herstory Archives exists to gather and preserve records of Lesbian lives and activities so that future generations will have ready access to materials relevant to their lives. The process of gathering this material will uncover and collect our herstory denied to us previously by patriarchal historians in the interests of the culture which they serve. We will be able to analyze and reevaluate the Lesbian experience; we also hope the existence of the Archives will encourage Lesbians to record their experiences in order to formulate our living herstory.

MEDIAQUEER.CA. The goal of the Queer Media Database Canada-Québec Project is to maintain a dynamic online catalogue of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) Canadian film, video and digital works, their makers, and related institutions. This is a bilingual online research and curatorial tool that provides free access to researchers, students, artists, academics, curators, cinephiles, critics, and community members to a rich array of art historical and biographical information about queer moving image works from the 1930s to today looking to program, enjoy, and explore hundreds of works from this diverse encyclopedia.

Oyoun is Berlin’s anti-disciplinary epicenter dedicated to decolonial, migrant and queer*feminist arts and culture. Oyoun conceives, develops and implements artistic-cultural projects through decolonial, queer*feminist and migrant perspectives. The non-profit cultural centre sees itself as an inter- and anti-disciplinary platform for newly emerging approaches between and from the fields of fine arts, performance art, theatre, literature, dance, music, new media, socio-culture, education and much more.

Unstraight Museum, Sweden. A group of people connected to museums either by working in, or by visiting, or just by loving museums and collections, decided in 2007 to do something about the fact that most museums neglect to tell the stories of Unstraight people, and started to form a new museum focused on collective collecting: The Unstraight Museum. The collection of the Unstraight Museum is an online collection of images and stories. This museum does not collect physical artifacts nor does it present online exhibitions of visual art.

Queer Art / Mentorship / Grant in New York is an organisation which offers an arts mentorship programme to emerging queer artists in the USA. They also administrate the Barbara Hammer Lesbian Experimental Filmmaking Grant.

Women Artists of the American West (WAAW) features the vital contributions that women have made to the art and history of the American West. The site is designed as an interdisciplinary resource and a distance learning course. The WAAW Internet archive currently contains 17 collections, arranged according to four themes: community, identity, spirituality and locality. It is the home of famous lesbian photographer Tee A. Corinne’s Lesbian Photography on the U.S. West Coast: 1972-1997 which presents a series of lesbian photographers.