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LGBTQIA+ Awareness Training for Arts Organisations and Freelance Creatives

Date 13 October 2022
Time 13:30 - 16:00
Venue Online
Organiser Curious Arts

Arts Organisation Employee



Freelance/ Sole trader


About the Event

Raise your awareness of intersectional LGBTQIA+ communities & increase your confidence to authentically engage with LGBTQIA+ audiences.

LGBTQIA+ Awareness Training for Arts & Culture Organisations and/or freelance Creatives/Artists, delivered by Curious Arts.

Delivered live online via Zoom.

Curious Arts' LGBTQIA+ Awareness Training was developed in order to ensure progression and excellence in equality, diversity and inclusion in the practice of the arts and culture sector. In particular, those actively working with LGBTQIA+ artists, audiences, participants and young people.

The introductory 2.5 hours session will raise awareness and increase confidence around: inclusive language, engaging with LGBTQIA+ participants/audiences and understanding the intersectionality of the LGBTQIA+ community with some judgement-free question and answer time.

Session summary/topics covered:

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • LGBTQIA+ what does it all mean?
  • Trans & Non-binary: basics
  • Definitions, Pronouns, Facilities & Policies
  • LGBTQIA+ History
  • LGBTQIA+ worldwide
  • The Law
  • Discrimination
  • Intersectionality
  • Making LGBTQIA+ communities count
  • LGBTQIA+ children and young people
  • How to be a better ally
  • What can you do?
  • Q + A

All participants are asked to complete a 2-5 minute pre & post training survey and will receive resource sheets and a digital training certificate following the session.

Organisations who've participated to date include: Northern Stage, Live Theatre, Sage Gateshead, Newcastle City Council, Unfolding Theatre, Curious Monkey, National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, Museums Northumberland, New Writing North, Yorkshire Dance, November Club, Lawnmowers Theatre Company, Mortal Fools, Skimstone Arts, Middlesbrough Council, Gosforth Civic Theatre, Blue Stone Consortium, Base Camp, Tutti Frutti Productions, Crystallised, GemArts, Northern Heartlands, Generator, Birkheads Wild, Eliot Smith Dance, Stellar Projects, Festival of Thrift, Bloomin Art, SIRF and TIN Arts.

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