Founded in 2009, Cachín Cachán Cachunga! is an independent Scottish arts collective dedicated to producing events and artistic works about and by trans, intersex and queer people – with an added emphasis on people who are also disabled, neurodivergent, D/deaf, working class, working poor, migrant, refugee, asylum seeker, POC/BAME, Indigenous, and/or from related backgrounds or experiences.
CCC produces visual, recorded and live art, as well as community discussions and events. We embrace intersectional analysis and transfeminism, and welcome all members of the LGBTQI+ community. We mentor and collaborate. We encourage risk-taking and experimentation.
Cachín Cachán Cachunga! creates accessible arts events for both audiences and artists. We aim to provide level access, Braille, large print, audio description, film subtitling/captioning, surtitling/speech-to-text, BSL interpreting and quiet space. We also work to create suitable lighting environments and maintain scent-free spaces. Many of our events are alcohol-free.
Many events are organised by our curator, Sandra Alland; others are organised and led by committee or individual community members. Besides cabarets and screenings, we have hosted large-scale art exhibitions, picnics, pop-up barbers and Scotland’s first ever Disabled and D/deaf LGBTQI+ Pride. Cachín Cachán Cachunga! encourages both emerging and established artists to develop their practice in a safer yet artistically challenging environment.
CCC’s Vimeo Album: http://vimeo.com/album/2776527
“An art movement like no other.” – Nim Ralph, Open Democracy, 2014
“The rich buffet of art and sense of community is difficult to match elsewhere. * * * * * (5 stars)” – The Skinny, Edinburgh/Glasgow
“Cachín Cachán Cachunga! really matters in contemporary Scotland… it brings together a diverse group of artists, making it both difficult to pigeon-hole and restlessly contemporary.” – The Vile Blog, Glasgow
“something of a phenomenon” – The List, Edinburgh/Glasgow