Arizona Arts

Mapping Q

Offering arts-based activities that directly engage LGBTQ+ youth in critical topics relevant to their lives

This artmaking workshop series invites LGBTQ+ youth to explore topics like self-care, community building, and harm reduction.

Mapping q lgbtq youth program exhibition uama art museum tucson

Since 2014, the Mapping Q program has created safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth to reflect on identity and community through the visual arts. 

During its annual workshop series, youth explore topics like self-care, community building, and harm reduction. The workshops are always free and take place both at UAMA and various other community sites.

The series culminates in an exhibition of work made by youth participants. Presented in the UAMA's Our Stories Community Gallery, it showcases the creative resilience of LGBTQ+ youth artists, who skillfully communicate what it means to identify as queer today.

If you are an educator or organization that serves LGBTQ+ youth and would like to host a Mapping Q workshop, please contact Chelsea Farrar, Curator of Community Engagement. 


Upcoming Mapping Q Events

There are no upcoming Mapping Q events scheduled at this time. Please check back soon!


Who can attend Mapping Q workshops, and how much do they cost?

Mapping Q is free, and welcomes all LGBTQ+ youth ages 13-24!

Do I need to bring my own art supplies?

Materials are provided to all workshop participants at no cost.

How long do workshops last?

Workshops can be 1-2 hours in length.

Where and when do Mapping Q workshops take place?

Workshops are offered after school at satellite locations across Central Tucson. Virtual workshops (offered via Zoom) are also available.