allgo’s cultural arts program nurtures, explores, and promotes queer people of color aesthetics.
This program nurtures both established and emerging artists in their respective artistic processes by supporting the development of and/or producing their work. As part of their Artist-in-Residency, artists offer multiple ways for community members to engage with them and their work:
Former allgo Artists-in-Residence include:
Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano
Dr. Omi Osun Joni L. Jones
Nappy Grooves (Matt Richardson, Nia Hamilton, and Patricia Hemphill)
Karen F. Sanders
The late Ana Sisnett
Marvin K. White
Performances and Exhibits focus on affirming and celebrating our communities’ diverse cultural experiences and identities.
dat Black Mermaid Man Lady Installation
Workshops provide various forms of artistic skills-building sessions that include creative writing, performance, playwriting, photography, and visual arts. Workshops are conducted by Artists-In-Residence as well as by other guest artists.
These dialogues with artists actively engage community members around various topics related to the arts.
- Artist: Xxaalahh
Event: The Praxis of West Indian Orality Performance as a Research Method event was in collaboration with The University of Texas at Austin | African and African Diaspora Studies
Artists: D/Lo and Atsuko Okatsuka (Surabhi Kukke facilitator)
Event: Artist Talk
Event: Trans* Stellar Visions
Queer Codex: Rooted is an unapologetically sex-positive queer people of color project aimed at creating a non-censured space for LBGT voices.
Queer Codex: Chile Love is a poetry anthology by queer men of color, edited by Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano.
amniotic/flow, by Sharon Bridgforth & Sonja Perryman, features the mother-daughter team blending sung and spoken vocal arrangements/with original music; articulating the soulful journey of a lesbian mother-straight daughter-black wy’mn growing. Available at CDbaby.com.
*all books are currently out of print