We were delighted, inspired, and overwhelmed by the response to our 2009 call for proposals. Choosing only five amongst the applicants was challenging. Below is a brief description of each project awarded funding. Stay tuned for more information on these grantees, as we would like to help you find their events!
$600 awarded to Fat Kid Flea Market, a fatshion flea market and performance with recycled and locally designed clothes in sizes 14+ and fat positive performances in Austin, Texas.
$1,000 awarded to The Fat of the Land: A Queer Chub Harvest Festival, a London UK based Harvest Festival incorporating fat positive performance and information with slow food movement, traditional harvest time rituals, food and a general celebration of abundance.
$700 awarded to a one day conference in New York, NY, entitled Fat and Queer and focused on Social, Political, Health, Art, Media, Financial and Academic interests (just to name a few) of self identified Fat, Queer folks and their allies.
$700 awarded to a one day conference in Boston, MA, called Fat and Queer Movement: Past, Present, Future, that will focus on the history and complexity of fat and queer movements.
$1,000 awarded to Flabulous!, an evening of drag, cabaret, and burlesque featuring a variety of queer performers of size and their allies in San Francisco, CA. The show will feature pieces that celebrate queer bodies in all of their sizes as well as pieces that directly address body fascism and the lived experiences of people of size.
SPAL projects from 2007 included an inspired Zine-making party in London, a fabulous Roller Skating party in Philadelphia, and the very successful Fat & Queer mini-conference in New York. We loved supporting those projects because they were creative, fun, informative, and community-based.
Questions? Feel free to email us at SPAL at nolose dot org.