ChaCha Party – Rooftop Edition

Event Overview:

The event will take place on August 23rd 2024 at Osborne Rooftop in South Yarra from 7.00PM to 11.00PM, with performances scheduled from 7 to 10 PM. ChaCha Rooftop Party will bring together queer individuals from Latin America and Hispanic backgrounds, the LGBTQIA+ community and allies for a night of music, dance, and camaraderie.

It will feature a blend of Latin American music, live performances by Latinx artists, interactive activities, and more. This will be a safe space for attendees to express their authentic selves and connect with others who share their heritage and friends from diverse backgrounds. ChaCha Party 2024 is funded by the Pride Events and Festivals Fund 2023/24. This event celebrates diversity, connection, and inclusion within the LGBTQIA+ community.

Theme:

The first ChaCha Party started in January 2018, since then we have committed to create spaces to celebrate our mixed cultures and music. This year ChaCha will be on a rooftop, and the theme will be making a tribute to all the wet cats from the Spanish hit “La Gata Bajo La Lluvia by Rocio Durcal” which has become a Latinx queer hymn. So our theme this year will be “Cats under the rain”. Bring you cat mascaraed and lets miaow together on the rooftop.

[Español] “Gat@s bajo la lluvia on the rooftop”

[Portuguese] “Gatos na chuva no telhado”

[English] “Cats under the rain on the rooftop”

  • Some inspiration pics

Call for Artists:

We are seeking talented Latinx artists to join this vibrant event. We are particularly interested in the following:

  • DJs and Musicians: To provide a diverse mix of Latin American music throughout the evening.
  • Live Performers: Including drag queens, dancers, and other entertainers to captivate and engage our audience (performance length up to 15 minutes, though flexibility is possible). E.g. Drag queen as the moon (en alusión a la luna sobre los gatos, etc.)
  • Open Category: We welcome any Latinx artists with unique ideas and visions that align with our event’s goals. If you have a creative proposal that celebrates Latin American culture and enhances the event, we encourage you to apply. E.g. Cat performer walking and interacting with guests.
  • Photographer/Videographer: To document the event by taking pictures and videos of the performances and people attending (with permission of the attendees)
  • Graphic Designer: To create all the marketing material for promotional purposes.

Requirements:

Must be connected to or share heritage with Latin American and Hispanic culture.
Performances must celebrate Latin American culture, either inspired by or fully reflecting it.

Compensation:

Artists will be compensated for their time and performances. Please include your expected compensation in your proposal.

How to Apply:

Please submit your expression of interest by 13 July 2024. Include your name, contact information, a description of your art form, previous experience, your expected compensation, and how your work aligns with our event goals. Send your application to the filling the form in the button below. For questions, contact info@lahrc.org.au.

Join us in making this ChaCha Party a memorable celebration of diversity, connection, and inclusion!