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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR part-time Volunteer Position: Head of Digital Communications

Archivio Queer Italia is searching for a Head of Digital Communications to promote the vision and activities of AQI. This candidate will be in charge of the research and delivery of the AQI listings and newsletter as well as managing the press database and contacts. More info below.


The Archivio Queer Italia (AQI) project was founded by Giulia Casalini (co-director of CUNTemporary) with the support of CUNTemporary in London in September 2013. AQI is the first Italian platform for queer art, theory and activism.

Current Projects

  1. The incorporation of a database to create a virtual archive of artistic, theoretical and activist expressions related to gender & sexuality in Italy (online in January 2015, on-going project).
  2. Creating spaces and mobile events for the display of such activities (e.g. art fairs, museums, institutions, street interventions).
  3. 3. Publishing news on queer and feminist topics and listing events and activities taking place in Italy (Facebook/Twitter).
  4. 4. Organisation of “Teoremi”, a bi-annual itinerant performance festival against sexual and gender discriminations in Italy.
  5. Working towards the production of a journal to be launched January 2016

Job description

  • Support the development and implementation of a social media and communications strategy
  • Researching cultural spaces/galleries/museums that showcase queer and feminist aesthetics in Italy
  • Researching Italian-based queer and feminist exhibitions and events on a weekly basis and promoting them on our social media
  • Managing and updating AQI’s website and social media (Facebook and Twitter accounts) and the weekly listings
  • Contributing to AQI with theoretical insights and organizational endeavours
  • Writing and editing of press releases and publications

Person specification

  • Passionate about themes at the intersection of feminist and queer theory, politics, art and activism
  • Passionate about contributing and shaping the future of a very promising project
  • Is able to commit to a minimum of 6 months, ideally this is a long-term collaboration
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and Italian
  • A good knowledge of Italian organizations that work with the arts, feminism and queer
  • Able to volunteer 6 to 8 hours a week (home-based research and work) and 1 monthly meeting.
  • Experience of working independently and as part of a team.
  • Able to travel to conferences, festivals and events where AQI will participate. Flights and accommodation will be covered.

Apply by sending your CV and motivation letter to info@archivioqueeritalia.com and editor@cuntemporary.org (please use both addresses) by the 4rd January 2015. Please use “AQI application” as subject line.

The team will get back to you by the 6th of January 2015.


Deep Trash Italia


OPEN CALL for CUNTEMPORARY and ARCHIVIO QUEER ITALIA fundraiser night “DEEP TRASH ITALIA” at Bethnal Green working Men’s Club, London (Friday 2 May 2014)

Call for performances, video, artworks and other acts for the fundraiser club night “Deep Trash Italia”, in support of Archivio Queer Italia – a sister organization of CUNTemporary (London), the first Italian platform on queer art, theory and activism. This unprecedented event will take over the epic East London venue Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club on 2nd May 2014. Curated by Giulia Casalini.

The funds raised for this event will support Teoremi Performance Festival, 12-14 June 2014 (the first Italian festival against discrimination of sexual orientation and gender identity) organized by Archivio Queer Italia.

We accept proposals from Italian and non-Italian artists who want to show works around the theme of “Italianness”. Themes include, but are not restricted to: socio-cultural commentary, questions of identity, queer affects, critiques of nationalism, transgender, gender, homosexuality, pornography, minorities and marginalisation, critique of Catholicism, fetishism, racism, violence and the body.

To apply for the event please email Giulia Casalini at info@archivioqueeritalia.com including the following details:

1)    Name and Surname

2)    Place of birth (City and Country)

3)    Place of residency (City and Country)

4)    A written brief proposal (no more than 500 words) and, if available, images of the work

5)    Website of the artist or portfolio

We aim to respond to all applications as soon as possible. Selected artists will be notified by 30 March. Deadline is Friday 28 March 2014.

Bollettino Archivio Queer Italia – 29 Gennaio 2014

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Bollettino Archivio Queer Italia - 29 Gennaio 2014