The Trans Live Art Salon is hosting an inclusive art space in the heart of Dublin with performances, exhibitions, queer skill-sharing workshops, all served with tea and biscuits!
We will be taking over a space and turning it into a stunning, inflatable oasis with a curated programme of workshops, games, art, talks, and performance by queer, trans and gender non-conforming people. Artists include Elll, Squinky, Aitch Giles, Tammy Duplantis, Gabriela Aveiro-Ojeda and more! Activities will also include drawing, crochet, knitting, and just relaxing in the oasis. This event will be free for all and accessible for trans, neurdivergent, and disabled people. Feeling burnt out and want to chill out? The Trans Live Art Salon will be here to help you kick back and relax!
We're incredibly excited to be bringing the Oasis to you this autumn, but we can't give away all the details just yet. All will be revealed in the summer months!
The Trans Live Art Salon a collective of trans & gender non-conforming artists in Dublin, originating from a residency programme of the same name at Live Collision International Festival. We are carving a space for trans and gender non-conforming folk to feel safe, work together as a community, and learn from each other. Our aim is to bring trans-narrated trans narratives to the fore, to elevate work by trans artists, and open dialogue about the ways that trans people are (mis)represented in the media and in art.
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It is incredibly important to us that this is a FREE space for the public, so that it can be accessible to anyone. In order to make this happen, we need to find money to cover the basic costs of setting up the space. We are an unfunded group, run entirely by volunteers, so any donations will help to create a welcome space for all!
€500 - Venue hire
€600 - Project materials
This means decorating the space, materials to put up exhibitions of queer artist's work, as well as providing free snacks and drinks.
€200 - Insurance
€700 - Fees for performers, speakers, workshop leaders
We have already been programmed as part of an incredibly exciting festival, more details to be released soon! If we reach the funding target we will be able to create a beautiful and welcoming space for all at the heart of this festival, an oasis of calm in the midst of the inner city rush.
This funding would cover the basic costs, and anything above that will go to making it bigger and better!
Thank you so much for taking the time to read about our project, more than anything we hope to see you there for a cuppa and a chat!
Much love from the Trans Live Art Salon <3 <3 <3