Consent Fest 2017

The Consent Academy Presents:

Consent Fest 2017: Let the Change Begin!

Wednesday January 25th, 2017 at the Optimism Brewery, 6:00 – 9:00pm

Move forward aware and prepared into 2017 with the Consent Academy. Join us and other organizations for a FREE all-ages community festival celebrating Consent Culture with games, education, and prizes.

2016 was quite the rollercoaster. Move forward into 2017 with hope as we process all the changes happening right now. The Consent Academy is building Consent Culture as a path to positive change in these tumultuous times. Come focus on consent in all areas of life to create a safer world for you and your community.

The Consent Academy is a collective of consent educators and experts. We are committed to building Consent Culture across the country through classes, workshops, and consultations for groups of all sizes; businesses, organizations, and individuals.

Optimism Brewery is a brewery solely focused on making beer!  They have created a large community space for people to gather around a good beer and shared ideas. They take as their ideal that optimism makes challenging things possible, whether in yourself or in the world. The Consent Academy is happy to join them in this quest.

For more information contact:
Sar Surmick, Director Consent Academy
425-298-3515  /  [email protected]

Thank you for a wonderful year!

Every one of us here at the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture (FSPC) and the Seattle Erotic Art Festival (SEAF) send you our warmest winter wishes! We hope your holidays are joyous and that the new year will bring you much love, art, and shenanigans!

Thank you so much for the support you have given us throughout the year with your donations and ticket purchases.

As this year comes to a close, we ask you to add the FSPC to the list of charities for your end of year giving. While some of our events are self-supporting programs of the Foundation, we have
many programs that benefit the public that rely upon donations from supporters like you. Access to our Sex Positive Library and monthly workshops on Safer Sex and Consent are just a few services that we offer the public free of charge.

Donations can be made online here or by mailing a check to FSPC: 1037 NE 65th Street Suite 356, Seattle, WA 98115. You can choose to donate to the general fund or directly to a specific program. Our new program, Consent Academy, will make its debut in January. I invite you to be among the first people to support this groundbreaking program that aims to create a better world by promoting respectful interaction through consent education.

We are grateful for anything you can give to help further our mission of promoting personal and cultural acceptance of consensual sexuality through education and the arts.

Photo by Alison Douglas.

Yours in creating a healthier, sexier,

more consensual world,
Sophia Iannicelli
Executive Director
 with Leila Anasazi, SEAF Exhibition Curator

Calling All Artists!

For Immediate Release

Contact: Drea Talley, Press Lead
Phone # (206) 229-2185
Email: [email protected]


The Seattle Erotic Art Festival Announces Open Call for Entries for its 15th Annual Event


Seattle, WA – (December 28, 2016) The Seattle Erotic Art Festival (SEAF) announces its open call for its 15th annual event to be held April 28-30, 2017 at the Seattle Center. SEAF is an internationally-recognized celebration of erotic art and performance unlike any other festival or gallery you’ve ever experienced. The three-day event touts some of the finest erotic art in the world. Event planning is full-tilt underway for the 15th anniversary festivities.  Artists, creators and experimenters are invited to propose projects large and small – visual art, exhibitions and installations, as well as burlesque performances, erotic film screenings, pantomimes, poetry readings, lectures and live music. SEAF celebrates and promotes freedom of sexuality, speech and creativity through the erotic expression of fine art, in all its sexy, beautiful forms.


“Creating erotic art is a form of activism,” says Festival Director Sophia Iannicelli.  “When you create art, you are encouraging the world to accept sexuality as a vital element of the human experience. You are giving the viewer a chance to see something within themselves that previously was hidden. You are furthering the discussion of eros and how it relates to our emotional, physical, spiritual, and intellectual lives.”


Artists interested in submitting their work to the Festival can learn more about SEAF’s submission policies and jury processes here: Artists do not need to attend the Festival to be accepted.


  • Artists and creative teams are asked to submit their visual, literary, and store art, and proposals of performance and/or interactive installations online starting noon, December 1, 2016.
  • Deadline for entries is 11PM, January 15, 2017.
  • The online entry form can be found at


About Seattle Erotic Art Festival (SEAF)
SEAF was first produced in 2003 by the Sex Positive Community Center (now Foundation for Sex Positive Culture). SEAF encourages the creation, enjoyment, and purchase of erotic art–sparking conversations to ignite personal and cultural evolutions.


About Foundation for Sex Positive Culture (FSPC)

FSPC’s mission is to promote personal and cultural acceptance of consensual sexuality through education and the arts. It offers sexy workshops, regular monthly events, social and support groups, and a comprehensive library of over 10,000 pieces – all in a safe, welcoming space.