The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Mapping Q


Update: Mapping Q Fall 2020 registration is full. Please add your name to the wait list to be contacted on a first-come, first-serve basis as spot become available. Those on the wait list will also have priority registration for Spring 2021 Mapping Q. If you have any questions, please email cjfarrar@arizona.edu.

What is Mapping Q?

Mapping Q is a series of virtual art workshops for Arizona LGBTQ+ youth ages 13-24. Participants explore topics of art-making, self-care and harm reduction. During these virtual workshops we learn about LGBTQ+ artists and explore ideas like pride, radical self-care, identity and how to effectively complain (i.e., protest lack of positive representations of queer, BIPOC and disabled bodies in visual culture) through art making. We will build community, meet artists, and watch videos and art demonstrations.

Fall 2020 Mapping Q workshops are held every Wednesday from 4:00-6:00 p.m. starting September 30 and ending December 9. Registration is free and open to LGBTQ+ identified youth ages 13-24 residing in Arizona. Art kits are also free and supplied to all youth that register. All registered and participating youth will have the chance to submit work for display through a virtual exhibition as well as a printed catalog, like this one.

This program runs in partnership with Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation’s (SAAF) suicide prevention program, ALLY. The ALLY (Arizona’s Life Links for Youth) Program is focused on reducing the rate of attempted and completed suicides among Arizona’s youth. It is comprised of two components: peer leadership development and gatekeeper training. Peer leadership development is taught using the Sources of Strength curriculum along with additional activities and exercises. Gatekeeper training is taught using the QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer) model of suicide prevention.

Mapping Q is made possible by support from the LGBT&S Alliance Fund, a fund of the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona. This program is also made possible through support from the UAMA’s Stanley Glickman Outreach Endowment.

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