Queer Youth Art Collective (QYAC) is an online youth group for young queer people aged 18-26, who share a common interest in the arts.
The group was started in autumn 2019 by artist Fredrik Andersson (Fredde Lanka) and Art Therapist Susy Langsdale. QYAC connects participants with like minded peers and offers guidance from experienced LGBTQIA+ practitioners from a range of backgrounds.
QYAC also works in collaboration with The Outside Project, the UK's first LGBTQIA+ homelessness service and community centre, to make sure that this group is made available for guests and friends of the centre.
After the first lockdown was put in place, attendance to QYAC sessions increased with the move from being a physical group into the more easily accessible virtual realm.
As restrictions have eased we have chosen to remain an online group even as restrictions have eased in order to make sure that as many people as possible can access our weekly sessions.
We run entirely on donations and we’re asking for your support to run another term of activity:
1: Paying the artists who will run workshops with the group.
2: Cass Art vouchers that will be given to the participants in order for them to secure art supplies that can be sent to their homes.
3: Covering the cost of administration and promotion, to ensure that the people who need this service know how to find it.
This funding is for QYAC sessions starting on the 17th of September and ending on the 26th November.
Artists confirmed for the fall programme of QYAC:
Liv Wynter WEBSITE
Lateisha Davine Lovelace Hanson WEBSITE
Amy Pennington WEBSITE
Meera Shakti Osborne WEBSITE
Rachael House WEBSITE
Aislinn Evans WEBSITE
Fredrik Andersson WEBSITE
By donating to this support fund you are helping queer people create bonds and nurture their creative practices during the ongoing pandemic.
Your support can make a big difference for our participants in this strange time. Big thanks for donations of any size.
If you have any questions about this project, feel free to contact us on: [email redacted]
Have a great day!
Read more about The Outside Project and the other work that they do on their website.
Have a great day!
- Holly Stevenson
- Alex Russell-Saw
- Tracey Forbes
- Gerard Gunning