Founder and Artistic Director of Fambo
Fambo produces creative programs for children and their families which centre and celebrate LGBTIQA+ identities and queer arts and culture.
Initiated by curator and queer parent Jenn Blake and developed in collaboration with their partner Samantha Blake, Fambo brings together artists and community to create experiences for families where gender is not binary or imposed, different bodies are not othered, and creative self-expression is encouraged.
Fambo has presented programs in a variety of contexts and for all kinds of families, including: Fambo Slo Mo (between the lockdowns of 2020-21), Fambo: A Queer Festival for All Kinds of Families (2018); and Contemporary Kids x Fambo with MCA for Sydney Festival 2020.
Fambo is not for profit and currently relies on grant funding and private donations for it’s programs. If you would like to make a donation to Fambo then please send us a message on instagram!
(RIGHT) & SAM BLAKE AND THEIR KIDS
Jenn Blake is an arts curator and producer with over fifteen years’ experience within the sector. They are passionate about contemporary independent arts practice and creating accessible multidisciplinary programs. In 2018 Jenn created Fambo amidst the protests surrounding the marriage postal plebiscite and safe schools curriculum. Jenn and partner Samantha Blake, a clinical nurse specialist in sexual health, wanted to create a celebratory environment to share with their children, and other LGBTIQA+ families, the joy of queer community and culture. Fambo continues to evolve under the vision of Jenn & Sam and the input of artists, collaborators and queer kids and families.
Fambo is not for profit and currently relies on grant funding and private donations for it’s programs. If you would like to make a donation to Fambo then please get in touch!
with special thanks:
Fambo acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands and waterways on which we raise our children and make work.
We pay our respects to Elders past and present and to the generations of families who have gathered on this land for over 65,000 years.
Indigenous sovereignty was never ceded and resistance to ongoing colonisation continues.