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Queer Joy and Radical Acts: Greater Manchester LGBTQ+ Arts and Culture Network Conference 2022

LGBT Foundation and HOME have agreed to postpone this event, due to COVID-19 related logistics.

The event will now take place instead on Thu 10 Feb 2022, 11.00 – 17.00, at Contact, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA.

As the rescheduling of this event has necessitated a move to another venue, all customer tickets have been refunded by HOME,

If you are able to attend the new date, please book with Contact’s Box Office via 0161 274 0600 or online here.

LGBTQ+ artist, creative, company, community group, producer, programmer, venue or festival? Join LGBT Foundation, Greater Manchester LGBTQ+ Arts and Culture Network, and LGBTQ+ creatives from across the UK for a day of discussion, provocation and inspiration, exploring issues affecting LGBTQ+ communities.

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

Speakers include:
Phyll Opoku-Gyimah (Executive Director and Co-Founder of UK Black Pride); Adam Carver (Fatt Butcher Projects), Tammy Reynolds; Yvy DeLuca (The BollyWitch); with more to be announced.


Performances from:
Create Bursary supported artists: Jova and the Wave; Maz Hedgehog
Pride Stages supported artists: Cheddar Gorgeous and Laurie; Jaii Andrew


Artists Opportunities:
Funding Advice Sessions: Get funding advice from Arts Council England (20min sessions available)

Artist Pitches: Tell the room about your work (2min pitch slots available)

Book a conference ticket, then email barry.priest@lgbt.foundation by midday, Fri 14 January to register your advice session or pitch slot, or for further information.

BSL Interpretation
This event will be BSL interpreted by Craig Brown and Karl Llorca.

Greater Manchester LGBTQ+ Arts + Culture Network is an LGBT Foundation project, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Members LGBT Foundation (lead), Bolton Museum, Contact, hÅb, HOME, Hope Mill Theatre, Islington Mill, Manchester International Festival, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester Museum, Octagon Theatre, Oldham Coliseum, People’s History Museum, Peshkar, The Lowry, The Met, The Royal Exchange Theatre, The University of Manchester / Sexuality Summer School, The Whitworth, Touchstones, Waterside, Z-arts

Associate Members akt (Albert Kennedy Trust), Art with Heart, Black Gold Arts, Dibby Productions, Family Gorgeous, George House Trust, Manchester Pride, Milk Presents, Rainbow Noir, RebeccaNeverBecky (RNB) Productions, Sparkle, STUN Studios, Submerge, Switchflicker, 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.

Create Bursary 2021 is supported by Contact, HOME, The Met, The Royal Exchange Theatre and Waterside Arts.

Pride Stages Bursary 2021 is supported by The Met and Bury Pride, Waterside Arts and Pride in Trafford, The Lowry and Salford Pride, Oldham Coliseum Theatre and Oldham Pride, Manchester International Festival, and Manchester Pride.

Progress Bursary 2021 is supported by Octagon Theatre, Oldham Coliseum, The Met and Touchstones.