LGBTQ+ Awareness Training With Curious Arts

Monday 1 March 2021, 10am- 12.30pm

Via Zoom

As part of Sunderland Culture’s commitment to supporting an inclusive arts and culture sector, we are working with Curious Arts to provide LGBTQ+ Awareness training for small organisations and individual creative practitioners based in Sunderland.

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

Session summary/topics covered:
• Welcome and Introductions
• LGBTQ+ what does it all mean? (Breakout session)
• Trans & Non-binary: basics
• Definitions, Pronouns, Facilities & Policies
• LGBTQ+ History
• LGBTQ+ worldwide
• The Law
• Discrimination (Breakout session)
• Intersectionality
• Making LGBTQ+ communities count
• How to be a better ally
• What can you do? (Breakout session)
• Q + A

All participants will be asked to complete a short pre- and post- session survey.

To register
Register your interest in this workshop, by clicking here.

We will confirm your place and details of the session via. email. Places are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

If you have any access needs, please get in touch and we’ll do our best to accommodate these. If you have any questions about access or the event, please email [email protected].

Due to our funding conditions, this workshop is only available to individual creative practitioners who live, work or study in Sunderland or creative/ heritage organisations and creative businesses who are based in Sunderland. If you are unsure if you qualify, please email Laura using the email address above.

This workshop is offered as part of the Unlock the City programme which supports the development of artists and creative businesses in Sunderland. Unlock the City is delivered in partnership by Sunderland Culture, Sunderland City Council, Digital Catapult, North East BIC and Sunderland BME Network, with funding from Arts Council England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund through the Great Place Programme, and Coastal Communities Fund.

About Curious Arts
Curious Arts is a Newcastle based not-for-profit organisation developing LGBTQIA+ arts, artists and audiences across the North East. Curious Arts has been working on this package of LGBTQ+ Awareness Training that is suitable for venues, organisations, smaller companies and individuals. It is part of their mission to enable the North East to be the most inclusive Arts & Culture sector.

Find out more about their work, here:

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, Gem Arts, Tuttu Frutti, Generator, Yorkshire Dance, Gem Arts, November Club, Lawnmowers Theatre Company, Mortal Fools and Skimstone Arts. Newcastle City Council also bought in their training to upskill Newcastle based freelancers.

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