Call for Workshops and Performances

Workshop submissions for 2023 are still open!

Please fill out the form below to make a proposal for a performance or a workshop.


Does your band want to play? Are you a singer/songwriter? Do you DJ? Do you have a performance art piece you’d like to share? Are you part of a poetry/art/dance/etc collective? Email us at with your performance idea! We have a covered stage and plenty of room for dancing and other forms of participation.

Note: This is a participant-driven event in which all kinds of contributions are on a volunteer basis and valued equally (from leading workshops to kitchen help to childcare to musical acts). As such, we don’t generally pay performers or have a special discount rate but rather utilize a sliding scale model in which everyone pays what they can (exceptions if we’re looking for a specific type of performance or have enough funding in a particular year to provide compensation). Generally, entrance to the event is sliding scale $40-140 plus everyone does a workshift. We also have a work trade option which is $20 per person plus an extra work shift. Performers/presenters can count their concert(s) and/or workshop(s) towards their workshifts. Please pre-register on Eventbrite. Performers are encouraged to participate in the whole weekend!

Travel stipends are available to anyone who needs them! Priority to BIPOC and trans folks. Email us at to make a request

Camping is the standard accommodation; indoor accommodations may be available. Please contact for more information.


The Twin Oaks Queer Gathering is open for workshop proposals! Do you have an idea for a workshop, skill share, or discussion group you would be interested in offering at the Queer Gathering? Please fill out the form below.

Here is a list of some topics we’d like to see included in the weekend, but also we are open to hearing proposals about any other content that you are passionate about, which could include other queer-related issues or also topics that are not specifically queer-related, eg. skill sharing, arts & crafts, sustainability, personal/interpersonal growth, etc.

-trans/gender identities
-racial justice within queer community
-queer in and out of community, economic justice
-queer relationship models, how to love and treat each other
-misogyny and privilege in trans spaces
-resistance, political organizing
-domestic violence in queer communities
-heart circles, ways to connect meaningfully to others

See workshop examples for descriptions of past workshops 🙂

Workshops can be open to anyone at the gathering to participate in, or can also be limited to a certain demographic who may share specific experiences/concerns, etc. We assume that generally all workshops will be open to any participant at the event; if you want something different than that, please indicate that clearly in your description.

Workshop slots are one-and-a-half hours long. The conference site is rustic and mostly outdoors. There is limited electrical access. Presentations requiring projectors or amplified sound can be accommodated if requested in advance.

Workshop Proposals Form