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The city of West Hollywood is accepting applications from professional drag performers to serve as the city’s first drag laureate.
The drag laureate will be an ambassador for West Hollywood’s vibrant drag culture and arts and will promote the city through drag performance. They will be help enhance the presence and appreciation of drag culture and arts, promote partnerships with businesses and community organizations, inspire an emerging generation of drag artists and participate in the selection of the next West Hollywood drag laureate.
The inaugural drag laureate will serve a two-year term from July 2023 through June 2025, and will receive an annual honorarium of $15,000 for appearances and participation in an annual event.
Professional drag persona/performers living in the Los Angeles County region are eligible. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of drag history, show enthusiasm and love for the city, exhibit excellent public-speaking skills, have experience in performing at different venues and in front of a variety of audiences, and have experience in organizing, producing and managing events and projects from start to finish.
Only drag artists with a significant connection to the city of West Hollywood will be considered. Such connections may be that the artist lives or works in the city, has volunteered on a regular basis for community programs that deliver services in the city, or has organized or participated in events that were co-sponsored by or took place in West Hollywood.
For application requirements and submission information, visit weho.org/community/arts-and-culture/drag-laureate.
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