Call For Proposals

BUTCH Voices 2013 Call for Proposals


This is our Call for Submissions for the 2013 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, 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.

Submission requirements

  • Workshops: A complete proposal for workshop, panel or discussion group along with short bio and headshot of all presenters. All sessions should be 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, in the following formats: dvd/ blue ray/ beta sp/ diga beta. Include short synopsis of film along with url for trailer, a short bio and headshot of film maker. Please send the DVDs to: BUTCH Voices Film Submissions, 3190 Texas St Oakland, CA 94602.

Deadline for submissions to the 2013 National BUTCH Voices Conference in Oakland is June 1, 2013 UPDATE: EXTENDED TO JUNE 21ST, 2013! Please submit your proposal or abstract here. All submissions will receive a reply no later than July 15, 2013.

Please forward this widely to all who may be interested in participating.

Thank you,

BUTCH Voices

Submissions are now closed.
Thank you for your brilliant ideas! See you at the conference!