Colour Me Queer
July - September 2017
The GAP and UNMUTED are excited to present ‘Colour Me Queer’.
A zine- making residency aimed at young LGBTQ people of colour.
Registration required: http://bit.ly/2sHFI4r
The residency will run across three weekends at The GAP’s space in Balsall Heath, Birmingham starting from the weekend of July 22nd.
The workshops are lead and guided by established artists from The GAP and Unmuted and external inputs provided by Holodeck Printers (http://www.theholodeck.co.uk/) & Sadie Young, Senior Researcher and Associate Lecturer of Curatorial History Theory and Practice.
Selected participants will be exploring themes around self-care, the importance of building a community as LGBT people of colour and highlighting the representation and voices of Queer People of Colour (QPOC).
As well as the making of the zine we will also be working together to facilitate public events, such as film evening and launch events.
This residency would be best suited towards emerging writers, artists, poets and photographers, who will have the opportunity to have their work published and exhibited across Birmingham.
“It is important that our experiences are documented from around the UKs regions to represent wider voices from outside the capital. I’m excited to see young QPOCs come together to creatively share their stories and hopefully empower many through their zines.” – Suriya Aisha, Founder of UNMUTED.
“The make up of Birmingham is fascinating, and here we have an opportunity to work creatively; exploring our intersectionality in order to build stronger platforms for QPOCs in Brum.” – Arron Gill, Creative Producer at The GAP
There will be public events to attend and zines available for purchase during the project.
Funded by Birmingham City Council's 'Next Generation'