IT ALL BEGINS WITH AN IDEA.
THE SEATTLE BURLESQUE & CABARET CO-OP
The Seattle Burlesque & Cabaret Cooperative
Our mission is to empower, inspire, and build a community run by and for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ artists to create, learn and thrive in a welcoming, inclusive, and non-judgmental space. Through performances, classes, and open space, we encourage artistic expression as a way to honor our past and pave the way to a brighter future, while reinvigorating the arts for all.
The Seattle Burlesque and Cabaret Co-Op seeks to empower, inspire, and build a community that enhances the lives of marginalized individuals through artistic expression and liberation in order to reinvigorate the arts for the future of all. Our focus is on creating a community space that can be used for local events, theater performances, classes, and other events that fit our organization’s goals of creating a welcoming space that is inclusive and non-judgmental. Our mission is to provide a community space, run by the people for the people, that fosters an inclusive and supportive environment for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ performing artists to create, learn and thrive together while honoring our past and paving the way to a brighter future.
Our Board of Directors are all burlesque performers and producers. The majority of our board is made up of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ members, as well as members with disabilities. This makes us uniquely suited to creating a space that is inclusive and welcoming in our community.
Representation Matters isn’t just a slogan for us, it is a core piece of our mission and guides our goals as an organization.
SeaBCC is in a unique position as we focus our community building in the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ performing arts communities in Seattle. Our “For us, by us” approach is rooted in our own balancing act of being a part of intersecting marginalization and using our privilege to create an intentional space for burlesque, drag, and cabaret artists to perform, connect, learn, and grow.
SeaBCC comprises internal partnership with Puckduction, The Devil’s Advocates, Fat Bottom Productions and The Artisan Guild, all entities who perform, produce, or otherwise actively engage in the Seattle Burlesque Community, Scene and Industry. All of us as performers have engaged, advocated and worked throughout the Seattle burlesque, theater and performance community in various capacities, individually and together.
The internal partnership shares the collective effort of operating our business through a board of 13 members with a chair, co-chair, two co-treasurers and secretary. Through this partnership fundamental decisions are made as a collective under SeaBCC.