#GMLGBTCAN Conference 2020

LGBTQ+ artist, creative, company, community group, producer, programmer, venue or festival? Join LGBT Foundation, Greater Manchester LGBT Arts + Culture Network, and over a dozen speakers for a day of discussion, provocation and inspiration, exploring the issues affecting LGBTQ+ communities across the UK, and looking at ways that the arts can respond.

Featuring keynote speeches, panel discussions, presentations, performances, networking opportunities, funding advice sessions, and artist pitch opportunities.

Speakers include:
Scottee, Travis Alabanza, Cynthia Chika Franklin, Cheddar Gorgeous, Kate O’Donnell, Afshan D’Souza-Lodhi, Rico Johnson-Sinclair, Tammy Reynolds, Toni-Dee Paul, Jackie Hagan, Nathaniel Hall, Suriya Aisha, Andrew Westle, Jamie Fletcher, Harvey Kennedy, and Darren Ghetto + Jason Ghetto (House of Ghetto).

Plus representatives from the Greater Manchester LGBT Arts + Culture Network member organisations.

Performances from:
Mandla Rae, Roma Havers, and Jamaal Monarch.

Artists Opportunities:
Get funding advice from Arts Council England (20min sessions available)
Tell the room about your work (2min pitch slots available)

Book a conference ticket, then email barry.priest@lgbt.foundation by midday, Fri 17 January to register your slot.

BSL Interpretation
This event will be BSL interpreted by Craig Brown, Karl Llorca, and Rachel Moffat-Feldman.
An LGBT Foundation project, supported using funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Greater Manchester LGBT Arts + Culture Network Members include: Contact, HOME, Islington Mill, Manchester International Festival, Manchester Metropolitan University, Octagon Theatre, Oldham Coliseum, People’s History Museum, The Lowry, The Met, The Royal Exchange Theatre, The University of Manchester, and Waterside. Associate Members include akt, Art with Heart, Black Gold Arts, The Family Gorgeous, George House Trust, Manchester Pride, Rainbow Noir, RebeccaNeverBecky, The Proud Trust, and Trans Creative. LGBT Foundation is a national charity delivering advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities.


  • Funded organisations: £10
  • Individuals Pay What You Can: £1, £3 or £5
  • Content warnings:

Conference talks and panels will include discussions about sexual and gender identity and references to transphobia, homophobia, biphobia, racism, ableism and hate crime statistics.

Mandla Rae: As British as a Watermelon
This performance contains references to UK Border Police, child abuse, sexual assault and sexual assault apologism.