Call For Proposals

BUTCH Voices 2017 Call for Proposals



This is our Call for Submissions for the 2017 National BUTCH Voices Conference in Oakland. We welcome workshops submissions of all kinds, and in all formats: films, performances, skill shares, readings, meditation, and movement—anything and everything that addresses the cultural, sexual, emotional, physical, and psychological relationships that arise in the lives of Butches, Studs, Tombois, Aggressives, Machas, MOC individuals, etc. We are open to all perspectives–queer, feminist, womanist, neither or beyond! We particularly encourage proposals by and for people-over sixty, under twenty-one, by and for the working-class, people of color, and persons with disabilities. We value the work and skills of our community highly. And if you are selected, in exchange for being a participant, you will receive a 4 day pass to the conference at a discounted rate.

Submission requirements

  • Workshops: A complete proposal for workshop, panel or discussion group along with short bio and headshot of all presenters. All sessions will be at most 75 minutes long, including time for audience discussion and Q&A.
  • Performance: A description of performance along with short bio and headshot from all performers.
  • Art: Please submit images and dimensions of 1 to 3 pieces of artwork that can be displayed on easels along with a short artist statement and headshot.
  • Film: Please submit short films only, 30 mins and under by providing an online screener link. Password protected Vimeo links are preferred for submission purposes only. Please include: screener link, password, short synopsis of film, trailer url, a short bio and headshot of filmmaker. Exhibition formats for Film Night are TBA: but likely hi-res quicktime file, BluRay or DVD.

Workshops, Performance, and Art deadline for submissions is May 1, 2017.
Submissions will receive a reply no later than June 15, 2017.

Film proposals deadline for submissions is June 1, 2017.
Submissions will receive a reply no later than July 15, 2017.

Please submit your proposal or abstract below. Please forward this widely to all who may be interested in participating.