LAC LGBTQ+ Art Club
LAC LGBTQ+ Art Club is a new safe creative space for LGBTQ+ young people aged 13 – 19 living in Caithness and North Sutherland.
Below are some videos the LGBTQ+ Art Club created in their last project – Queering Caithness!
The LGBTQ+ Art Club’s next project is called Winter Weekender – more info here
What is Queer-centered?
Queer-centred means that this not just a safe space for LGBTQ+ people, but one where their needs are priortised, and we feel this is a crucial environment to create at the moment as LGBTQ+ people face a lot of discrimination. We want young LGBTQ+ people to have an environment where they are in the majority; where – if they wish to – their autobiography can be explored in the art they want to make – in a healthy, stimulating space.
For the Winter Weekender we want hungry inquisitive minds that want to question our norms. Queer in this sense, doesn’t just mean gender or sexuality – it’s everyone who wants to maybe see the world differently and look at what we can all do better.
We are excited to welcome fierce LGBTQ+ allies into our room – discrimination is never part of our agenda… If you think the Winter Weekender is for you – as a fierce ally – please email Helen Moore firstname.lastname@example.org before booking a ticket.
About Drew Taylor-Wilson
[they/he] is a neurodivergent, queer creative working in TV, Film and Theatre. They are an award-winning theatre director, playwright, facilitator and theatre artist development specialist, trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. They have recently completed a Masters in TV Fiction Writing from Glasgow Caledonian University – after receiving the David McLellan full scholarship for the programme. Drew’s website here: https://www.drewmakestheatre.com/
They are also one of the founding co-directors of Sanctuary Queer Arts – www.sanctuaryqueerarts.com
Funded by Caithness Cares