Call for Submission for International Sex Worker Art Show:
We Can Speak For Ourselves

Who: Erotic Service Providers Union and

What: Call for multi-media art submission from currently working Erotic Laborers and Our Organizations.

When: Submissions due by March 15, 2008 for July 2008 showing in conjunction with

Where: San Francisco, California

Theme: We speak for ourselves!

This International Sex Worker Art Show has two categories:

The main category is an opportunity for actual currently working Erotic Labors and our support staff to speak out on our own behalf to express ourselves in our own terms. This section will feature multi media art works from: prostitutes, exotic dancers, porn and webcam performers, phone sex operators, professional dominatrixs/submissives and our support staff. Art pieces can be but not limited to multi media, prints, oils, acrylics, spoken word, and sculptures and audio/video entries (a/v limit: 2 pieces or one of each with lengths not to exceed 15 minutes each).

“Our Organizations” will be offered as a second separate category: Banners from sex worker organizations will be accepted and juried in this separate special “Our Organizations” category– no size limit. Unions of sex workers are especially encouraged to participate.

can sent digitally to:
Slides of work can be mailed to ESPU c/o 1188 Franklin #203 San Francisco, California USA 94109. Please send stamped envelope for return of slides.

Submissions due by March 15, 2008.

Notice of acceptance will be send April 1st, 2008 with selected entries due at above addresses by June 15th, 2008 for show to open July 3rd 2008 through July 31st. Please indicate if 1) entries are for sale and include price. 2) Submission is from Erotic Laborer and/or Support Staff. 3) All entries must include medium and dimensions. 4) Entries selected must sign contracts for pieces that are slated for sale.

Laborfest is a cultural festival that features many workers’ struggles through art, theater, poetry, film and music. LaborFest was created in 1994 to help commemorate the successful San Francisco general strike of 1934.

The Erotic Service Providers Union seeks to gain collective representation for all erotic service providers to become self-determined in our own agency to always be at the center of our occupational, social, and economic rights through affiliating with organized labor.