Our communities question, embrace and expand the spectrum of queer expression.
Exposure uncovers, highlights and celebrates queer arts and culture.
Definition of Queer
Exposure uses the term “queer” in reference to art, politics and social movements that seek to challenge, complicate and dismantle categories, hierarchies and exclusions that are manifest through sexuality, gender, race, ability and income and/or occupation. We recognize and celebrate queer art and politics that do not focus solely on sexuality, but seek to understand how multiple identifies shape our lived experiences as Edmontonians.
- Solidarity. Exposure recognises that solidarity is complex and in recognising our own power and privilege, strives to build genuine connections without ignoring the legacies of oppression that have existed in gay and lesbian organizing.
- Accessibility. Exposure believes that all people should be able to participate not despite the personal barriers they face but because their own unique experience enriches our community. We recognize that accessibility is not limited to physical and monetary barriers, but encompasses a host of dimensions.
- Change and transformation – Exposure fosters art and events that expand the perspectives of our audiences and participants, thus transforming the possibilities for queerness in Edmonton today.
- Diversity of expression. – Exposure welcomes all forms of art and cultural expression from all sectors of the queer community.
- Risk-taking – Exposure recognizes the benefit of innovation even with the risks of failure.
- Communication – Exposure has a responsibility to listen and open channels of communication both internally and externally. We will strive towards consensus whenever possible.
- Recognition – Exposure values the work of artists and other participants and is committed to providing compensation.