SHOUT is the festival of queer arts and culture for Birmingham and the West Midlands. It aims to amplify the voices of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people and communities from across our city and region, and start new conversations and tell new stories about LGBT+ life.
Theye’re looking for new creative work, ideas and projects that explore queer life in all of its beautiful variety. They might be projects that tell stories of the personal or political, or that shed light on unknown nooks and crannies of LGBT+ culture; that look back on our history, or forward to our future.
They’d love to hear from artists who are working with grassroots communities to tell queer stories drawn from the lived experience of LGBT+ people; and we’d love to hear from communities with a story to tell.
They’re keen to listen to ideas from anywhere in the world, but we’re especially interested in new queer work from the West Midlands.
And they’d love to hear ideas from artists and creative makers from communities that have often been under-represented in SHOUT festival, including LGBT+ people who are Black, Asian and global majority; Romany or Irish Traveller; D/deaf, disabled or neurodivergent; people with lived experience of migration; working class or older people.
They’re keen to work with artists and community partners to develop ideas collaboratively. We want to start conversations and get to know new people.
And while they are especially looking for work that could be featured in our festival this November, they’ve got one eye on the future beyond that, too – so please get in touch even if your idea is going to take years to evolve.
31 May 2021.