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OPEN CALL for LGBTQ Visual Art


Mar 2018

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March 16, 2019
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Calls for Artists & Opportunities

NOGO Arts announces an open call to visual and installation artists. NOW -  April 1st 

WERQ: We’ve Been Doing This Our Whole Lives
Show: June 7, 2019 – June 30, 2019
Cluster Gallery at Playground Brooklyn

NOGO Arts seeks submissions from visual artists for a group show that fit into the larger theme of queer work and labor. WERQ is intended to celebrate bodies that labor, that do the work society can take for granted or simply chooses to ignore in order to queer office spaces. While we welcome submissions from all points of view, NOGO Arts encourages artists from under represented communities to submit work.  

With WERQ, NOGO Arts seeks to queer a common workspace while recognizing the momentous 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. While Stonewall is a historical marker, it was not the first time queer people rose up to do the work of social justice, hence: We’ve Been Doing This Our Whole Lives.

NOGO Arts has its offices at the Playground Brooklyn, an independent coworking space in Gowanus. The Playground also is the home of Brooklyn Art Cluster’s new gallery space. Selected artists will have their work shown in the gallery which also serves as a common space for the Playground. Themes/topics could include (but are not limited to):

·       Equal pay

·       Equity and Inclusivity

·       Inclusivity

·       LGBTQ protection in the work place

·       Queer Labor

·       In/Visibility of work

·       Play as work

·       Work as subject

·       Labor of art making

·       Capitalism

We are interested in curating an exhibit that crosses media and disciplines.

The exhibit will include live performance twice during its run: at the opening night Friday June 7th and again on Wednesday June 19th. 

Interested artists should visit and provide the requested information. Contact Todd Coulter at with any questions.

NOGO Arts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and presenting work in the LGBTQ Arts and Humanities. NOGO Arts does not charge a submission fee. Artists will be expected to meet technical requirements as stated by the gallery, ensure delivery and pickup of artwork by agreed upon date, and attend the opening party or performance event (if they live locally).

NOGO Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization under the IRS.

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