Queer Art Night is a monthly get together of people who identify as queer to do any form of art. We aim to have a theme for every night, however it is not expected to be followed. Queer Art Night is meant to be a safer space where we can create, share, and learn with people similar to us.
Queer Art Night is free, however donations are greatly appreciated. Bring your friends, and any kind of art and supplies with you. Some materials will be supplied.
It happens every third Sunday of the Month at Communitywise at 6:00-10:00pm, as a drop in! No RSVP is required.
ALLIES ARE WELCOME.
— This event takes place on Treaty 7 land and we acknowledge and thank the caretakers of this land — the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot): Piikani, Siksika, Kainai, the Nakoda (Stoney), Tsuu T’ina Nations, and Metis region 3 people for allowing us and any other travelling or visiting tribes to have this event on their territory. We also acknowledge the Inuit people of this land.
Safer Space Standards
CSIE does not tolerate discriminatory or abusive behaviour, and a participant may be removed from any event if they do not follow our safer space standards outlined below. These will also be posted at each event for participant reference.
Use Correct Pronouns
We will have nametags for attendees to write pronouns on. For example, They/Them, She/Her, They/He, etc.
We will also go over names and pronouns at the start of each class.
Physical Boundaries – Respect others’ boundaries by asking first. Eg. ask before hugging someone. “No” is always an acceptable response and must be respected.
No Offensive Jokes
Jokes that “punch down” (i.e. take aim at a marginalized community) are not acceptable here.
Not Tolerated: Racism, Sexism, Transphobia, Ableism, etc.
Participation is not mandatory.
You do not have to participate in everything asked. You always have the option to pass on activities in the class.
Not Every Event is for Everyone
Some events will specify they are for specific groups (eg. Queer Craft Night). If you are not in the group specified, wait to attend one of our other events.
— Mission Statement
Calgary School of Informal Education is a small, informal network of peers who facilitate classes, workshops, and skill-sharing events outside of a traditional institutional setting.
Our classes aim to be a safer space for people of many backgrounds to learn and share knowledge and experiences, making space for people of our communities to come together as we are– queer, trans, femme, racialized, neuro-divergent, low-income, marginalized in other ways, and active allies who follow safer space standards.
– Valuing lived experience
– Intersectionality and de-centering privilege
– Fair compensation for labour