Queer Zagreb – Oct 2013

Photos: Darko Vaupotic


An empowered new concept of queer as a wider platform for excellence in arts, capable of tracking, discovering and interpreting new trends while daring to speak openly about the norms that constitute society and artistic practices.

Queer Zagreb activities include a whole spectrum of events and initiatives that together have a goal of empowering LGBTIQ people in Croatia to live without discrimination. The biggest event that we put together, and the one that started it all, is the Queer Zagreb festival, an annual international theater, dance and visual art festival that has grown to be a major arts festival of its kind in Europe and has since 2003 presented over 300 artists and companies from all over the world. In addition to live arts, we are dedicated also to presenting a regular monthly film program, Queer MoMenti, which makes Zagreb one of the rare cities in Eastern Europe with an ongoing monthly film program dedicated to queer cinema. Book publishing is another of our major activities, with a publishing cycle of around four to five titles a year, we have published many local, regional and international authors. One of the most important books we have produced is Oral history of homosexuality in Croatia – 1945 – 1990.