Basic Rights Oregon brings KOKUMO and Kit Yan for Transgender Artists of Color Showcase on Thurs Sept 12th

Transgender Artists of Color showcase, Front and Center, announced for Sept 12th with national performers Kit Yan and Kokumo scheduled to appear.

Basic Rights Oregon will be hosting an Racial Justice and Transgender Justice artist showcase, “Front and Center” that will highlight performance pieces by national artists New York slam poet Kit Yan and Chicago singer-songwriter KOKUMO, in addition to local performers Jess Mease, Phoenix Singer and Monika MHz.  “Front and Center” will take place on Thursday September 12th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center (2406 NE Sandy Blvd, #100, Portland, OR 97232).  Tickets are $10 pre-sale online and $15-$20 at the door. 

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Announcing Two New Internship Positions!

Kit Yan Productions Program: Publications Intern


 

About Kit Yan Productions(KYP): Kit Yan Productions is a multi-media arts based company built by performance artist Kit Yan whose mission is to contribute to a queerer world through performance art and related products. Kit is an 11 year experienced performance artist and full time touring artist. Kit Yan Productions builds activism centric tours, shows, and workshop programs. KYP also sells high quality queer merchandise and utilizes online communications to accomplish its mission. KYP is comprised of Kit Yan, Senior Manager Erin Holbert-Honseler, and works closely with Shelly Weiss- CEO of OUTmedia (a social change booking agency).

 

Qualifications: A successful candidate would be located in New York City and be interested in: Queer and trans community building and social justice; have an understanding of intersectionality; interested in Performance art and production, art management, activism; and be a motivated, organized, self starter.

 

Responsibilities: This internship program is in its second year and is a highly challenging and creative internship utilizing both virtual and in-person communication and work. The publications Intern would be tasked with essential publications such as press releases, blog entries, newsletter development.  Halfway through the internship program the Publications Intern will be asked to create a publications proposal of updates or changes to current publications and communications. An attention to detail and proofreading skills are critical in this position. The Publications Intern will also work on essential tasks, such as databasing, attending local shows, and bringing creative ideas to the table. The intern would work up to 10 hours a week on tasks as assigned and would attend professional development/productions meetings every two weeks depending on need.  The intern selected would also have the opportunity to work with Kit on one-on-one writing and performance development.

 

This internship position will work closely with the Social Media Intern, report directly to the senior manager, and will be supervised by Kit Yan . We are interested in hearing from you about why you would be a great addition to our team.  To apply please submit a resume, writing samples, and a 1 page application telling us about yourself and answering the following questions:

 

1. Why are you interested in this internship position?

2. What experience do you have with creating publications?

3. What are your goals and how could this internship help you reach those goals?

Submit application material to honselerhoff@gmail.com

 

Initial review of applications will begin September 1 and continue until September 30.


 

This internship is for the remainder of the academic school year and pays a $500.00 Stipend through the end of the academic school year.



 

Kit Yan Productions Program: Social Media Internship


 

About Kit Yan Productions(KYP): Kit Yan Productions is a multi-media arts based company built by performance artist Kit Yan whose mission is to contribute to a queerer world through performance art and related products. Kit is an 11 year experienced performance artist and full time touring artist. Kit Yan Productions builds activism centric tours, shows, and workshop programs. KYP also sells high quality queer merchandise and utilizes online communications to accomplish its mission. KYP is comprised of Kit Yan, Senior Manager Erin Holbert-Honseler, and works closely with Shelly Weiss- CEO of OUTmedia (a social change booking agency.) 


 

Qualifications: A successful candidate would be located in New York City and be interested in: Queer and trans community building and social justice; have an understanding of intersectionality; interested in Performance art and production, art management, activism; and be a motivated, organized, self starter.


 

Responsibilities: This internship program is in its second year and is a highly challenging and creative internship utilizing both virtual and in-person communication and work. The Social Media Intern’s responsibilities include social media communications on  kityanpoet.com, facebook, twitter, tumblr, instagram and other social media outlets. Halfway through the internship program the Social Media Intern will be asked to create a Social Media proposal of updates or changes to current communications. Once developed, the Social Media intern would be responsible for the oversight and tracking of trends and suggesting any necessary changes. The Social Media Intern will also work on essential tasks, such as databasing, attending local shows, and bringing creative ideas to the table. The intern would work up to 10 hours a week on tasks as assigned and would attend professional development/productions meetings every two weeks depending on need. The intern selected would also have the opportunity to work with Kit on one-on-one writing and performance development.


 

This internship position will work closely with the Publications Intern, report directly to the senior manager, and will be supervised by Kit Yan. We are interested in hearing from you about why you would be a great addition to the team.  To apply please submit a resume including any blog or page links, and a 1 page application telling us about yourself and answering the following questions:


 

1. Why are you interested in this internship position?

2. What experience do you have with developing social media plans and maintaining social media platforms?

3. What are your career goals and interests and how will this internship help you achieve them?

Submit application material to honselerhoff@gmail.com 

Initial review of applications will begin September 1 and continue until September 30.

This internship is for the remainder of the academic school year and pays a $500.00 Stipend through the end of the academic school year.

 

I Made The List of 100 Most Stylish dapperQs!

Thank you dapperQ for including me on the list. Everyone else looks so great!

 

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Upcoming Shows!

Please visit Booking Information to reserve your date!

2014/2015 Dates:

December 3: Queens Pride House 17th Anniversary, Queens, NY, 6pm.

December 12: Washington State University, Pullman, WA, workshop 12pm performance 5pm.

February 1: Opentoe Peepshow, Brooklyn, NY, 6:30pm.

February 13: University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI.

January 27: New York University, NYC, NY.

February 14-15: 2015 MBLGTACC, Illinios State University, Normal, IL.

 

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