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Photo: Aiano Nakagawa by Lydia Daniller - FROLIC 2019


Cynthia Ling Lee by Darial Sneed

Pay the QDF Application fee here:

Having trouble? Pay over the phone at 510-654-5921 or try from a computer instead of mobile device

No one turned away for lack of funds.
Please contact Jill Randall at if you need the fee waived.
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Highlighting the artistic work and issues on the minds of the queer, trans and gender-nonconforming dance community in the East Bay, QUEERING DANCE aims to present dance through a queer lens, elevating the work and diverse voices of local LGBTQ+ movement artists from all backgrounds.

Applicants will be selected by a panel of artists who presented work at the 2019 Queering Dance Festival.

Artists can apply in one or both categories:
1) Program A: 7 artists presenting a 5-7 minute piece. Artists receive a commissioning stipend of $300.

2) Program B: 3 artists presenting a 20 minute piece. Artists receive a commissioning stipend of $1000.


Application Timeline:

Applications Open: Monday, February 3rd

Applications Due: Friday, March 6th at 11:59pm
Selections Announced: Monday, April 6th


**New this year, up three spots are available for out-of-town artists (please note, housing and travel stipends are not available).

Performance Dates & Times:

Saturday, September 19
Program A @ 6pm
Program B @ 8pm


Sunday, September 20
Program B @ 6pm

Program A @ 8pm


Tech Dates & Times:

Cue to Cue: Wednesday, Sept 15 or Thursday, Sept 16

Dress Rehearsal (all called): Friday, Sept 17



East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, 339 11th St., Richmond, CA


EBCPA is a beautiful, recently upgraded proscenium theater with 120 seats and a full professional lighting and sound capabilities. It is fully wheelchair-accessible, and 5 blocks from the Richmond BART, and a 20 minute direct BART ride from 19th St. station in Downtown Oakland.

Between February 3rd and February 28th, Artistic Director Jill Randall can review any drafts of applications and offer feedback. (Jill is not on the selection panel.)

Email Jill at and provide a Google Doc with the draft of your responses and video links. She will review the drafts and offer feedback within a week via email or document comments.

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