I received this message in my mailbox:
Making Art, Making Media, Making Change!
Call for Submissions for zines, comics and other queer-feminist material to build up a resource collection
Are you writing a zine, drawing a comic, or producing posters, flyers and other visual material with a queer-feminist approach? Would you like your materials to be accessible to young people, to get them thinking and to encourage them to become active themselves?
The science communication project “Making Art, Making Media, Making Change!” (funded by the Austrian-Science Fund) aims to introduce young people between 12 and 26 years, especially girls* and young women*, to the wide field of queer-feminist culture and media production. At the same time we invite them to become active cultural and media producers, to ask critical questions about power structures and to open up new possibilities for action in order to initiate social change.
However, getting access to queer-feminist cultural projects or alternative media can often be a real challenge as these materials are rarely collected or documented on a large scale. Information or the publications themselves often remain inaccessible for interested people. That’s where we would like to intervene by building up a resource collection of zines, comics, posters and other visual material, that in the near future should be distributed via (school) libraries, youth / girl* / cultural centers, book mobiles etc.
We are looking for a range of materials (zines, comics, flyers, posters and so on) in order to choose from this pool of submissions. One important and central criterion is a clear queer-feminist background, connected to an anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-homophobic, anti-ableist etc. self-understanding. We are especially interested in material dealing with different aspects of DIY-culture or/and that questions, discusses and criticizes social and political structures, such as social hierarchies and exclusions, gender roles and norms. In addition, we are looking for material that deals with discrimination, such as racism, sexism, homophobia, etc.
Please send your material including your contact details (name and email) and further info about you and your project until
June 30, 2014 to
Schwerpunkt Wissenschaft & Kunst (Universität Salzburg & Mozarteum Salzburg)
Programmbereich Contemporary Arts & Cultural Production
Bergstraße 12, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
We are looking forward to your participation and your exciting material
Elke Zobl, Ricarda Drüeke and Stefanie Grünangerl
If you have any further questions just contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0043 (0)662 8044-2385