Queer Italian-Canadian Artists

A Study on Ethnic Belonging and Cultural Production

Original artwork by Ariana Magliocco (2023)

The Queer Italian-Canadian Artists Project documents, analyzes, and gives visibility to the lived experiences and creative production of Italian-Canadian artists who belong to the LGBTQ+ community.

Visit the project website at: www.qic-artists.com

“Too often the experiences of queer Italian-Canadians are ignored, hidden or silenced. Rarely are queer Italian-Canadians given the space to share stories or build community in ways which celebrate their intersecting identities. This project is a reminder that queer people always have, and always will be an important part of the Italian diaspora.”

The project is co-directed by Dr. Paolo Frascà and Dr. Licia Canton. This project would not be possible without the assistance of project advisor Dr. Nicholas Terpstra, project manager Ariana Magliocco and a team of dedicated graduate and undergraduate students. We are grateful for the support of the Frank Iacobucci Centre for Italian-Canadian Studies, the Emilio Goggio Chair in Italian Studies, the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (Government of Canada), Insight Grant Program.

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