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Eushavia Bogan
Eushavia is a medical student at UCSF and a lead member of the Intrinsic Value of Art Series, a committee committed to celebrating Bay Area BIPOC Creative Communities.

UCSF Zine Fair Open Call

The UCSF Intrinsic Value of Art Series (IVAS) committee is delighted to announce our open call for the UCSF Zine Fair! We are looking for zines focused on the themes of identity, health, wellness, and the human experience. Selected applicants will be invited to showcase their work on Friday, June 9, 2023 at the UCSF Alumni House. Furthermore, artists will have the opportunity to exhibit and sell their works ranging from handmade zines to small-run publications.

The Bay Area has a long history of supporting radical print shops that produce art, political posters, pamphlets, handbills, and unique flyers. Small presses and DIY print media has played a vital role in disseminating community-driven information that centralizes the voices of people over institutions. Additionally, zines are vessels of public consciousness and a medium for activism, free speech, community storytelling, and creativity. To pay homage to zines as an imaginative art form and their impact on history, IVAS is hosting its first zine fair. The fair aims to highlight print-based work focusing on multi-disciplinary healing. The UCSF Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, through the UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI), are funding this event.  

The fair is open to the UCSF community and members of the public. We strive to host an inclusive event where people of diverse genders, backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and identities are represented and feel safe to share their creativity. All are welcome and encouraged to join us in celebrating rich print art from Bay Area creators.

If you are a Bay Area resident interested in showcasing your work at the UCSF Zine Fair, please complete the application below.

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The submission deadline is Friday, June 2, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

Gift card awards and final amount are contingent on UCSF policies. More information will be provided to selected applicants.
Choosing “no” will not prevent your application from being selected.


When and where is the UCSF Zine Fair?

The fair will take place Friday, June 9, 2023 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the UCSF Alumni House, 745 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122.

What is the deadline to apply?

Friday, June 2, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. PT

Who is eligible to apply?

This opportunity is for Bay Area residents, who are not currently enrolled as a student at UCSF. The IVAS encourages submissions that include but are not limited to art, prints, poetry, illustrations, comics, articles, etc. We welcome applications from community members who identify as BIPOC, immigrants, LGBTQIA+, new Americans, and/or those who are historically, and currently, underrepresented in receiving institutional resources for education and support.

Will selected artists receive funds for participating in the UCSF Zine Fair?

Selected creators will receive a $150 honorarium in the form of a gift card. Please note that gift cards options are dependent on university policies. We hope this will offer individuals or collectives financial support to cover the cost of transport and for participating. Additionally, 100% of proceeds from the Zine Fair will go directly to vendors. UCSF will not participate in sales made during the zine fair.

Are there any other additional funding resources?

Transportation and material stipends are also available for individuals or collectives who identify with the communities listed above. For more information, please contact us at intrinsicvaluearts@gmail.com.

Featured image courtesy of Liz Henry via Flickr.