Creative Projects

Creative Projects

Originally started as a conversation, this multidisciplinary festival is aimed at encouraging collaboration, innovation, and community­building for queer and trans folks. At its essence, Not Enough! is a challenge to the our differing communities to meet new people, engage in new creative projects, travel out to faraway places, and to re­define for themselves what contemporary creative queer cultures are all about. Not Enough! is a BURST OF ENERGY. The goals behind this festival stem from years of hearing queers in Portland (Oregon) ask for a stronger presence in the music/art/film/performance scenes that did not involve acquiescing to heteronormative, capitalist, or hierarchical standards in their respective fields. As a grassroots and collaborative organization, Not Enough! has sought to construct a festival that is created by, supported by, and comprised entirely of the people who are going to come and enjoy the festival. Its core guidelines around collaboration, inclusion, support, innovation, and the valuing of the human presence at the festival, comprise the backbone to what is an amorphous “chimeric beast,” or an ever­changing festival that will grow to adapt itself to the needs and climate of its surrounding environment. This festival, which started in Portland, Oregon is now in its SIXTH consecutive year with similar festivals happening in: New Orleans, Ottawa, Olympia, Detroit, Winnipeg, and more! www.notenoughpdx.com