WHO WE ARE
is a grassroots, non-profit multi-arts queer festival and conference based in Austin, TX that celebrates the bold originality and creative nonconformity of the LGBTQI and Ally communities through the presentation of provocative, overlooked and out-of-the-box film, theater, dance, music, writing, performance art, visual art and scholarship. Through its annual festival and conference, OUTsider
unites queer artists, audiences and scholars from around the globe to exchange ideas, ignite conversations, transcend boundaries and experience new pleasures through artistic discovery.
breaks the traditional one-medium festival model through a mixed-up multi-arts experience.
rejects the common separation of artistic practice and appreciation through an intertwined festival and conference.
OUTsider believes in the power of new forms of art and community, and stands in solidarity with all OUTsiders.
By making a tax deductible donation today you not only support our mission but also support our artists and audience, by bringing life-sustaining LGBTQIA art to the heart of Texas!
OUR TRACK RECORD
OUTsider has four successful festivals under its glitter belt, which galvanized its OUTsider audience and sold out multiple performances. It also inspired this rumination from Dana Sayre of local press outlet The Horn:
"It's sort of surreal to inhabit Manor Road [OUTsider's home] and see it transformed into a queer Austin mecca. To see so many queer faces and to run into old friends or acquaintances between events. While there are plenty of gay bars in Austin, there isn't really an LGBTQ district or a place for us to congregate and coalesce. I hope the queer community which has been fostered over this long weekend won't completely disappear when the out-of-town guests head home. Is it possible to sustain the kind of queer family I see forming [at OUTsider]? Only time will tell, I suppose."
Sustain the queer artistic family that The Horn gleefully witnessed forming at OUTsider! And...
YOUR TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION WILL HELP US . . .
SUPPORT OUR ARTISTS
OUTsider prides itself on being a grassroots, non-profit organization that champions the artist. Our first year we introduced Austinites to such bold queer talents as Narcissister, Zackary Drucker and Prumsodun Ok, and reunited queercore legends Tribe 8 for the first time in over a decade. In the past three years we've celebrated art-porn legend Annie Sprinkle, opened witht the spectacular La Chica Boom, and spotlighted publisher, performer and curator Brontez Purnell. Next year we plan to bring another remarkable slate of LGBTQIA artists to Austin, but need your financial assitance in order to bring and house them.
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP
Please help us the spread the word about our Give OUT Day campaign. Tell your friends and let folks know through your social media channels. You can also set-up your own OUTsider fundraising page by clicking the "Become a Fundraiser" button under the donation box on the right-hand side of this webpage.
Learn more about OUTsider on our WEBSITE and FACEBOOK PAGE.
With love and gratitude,