Formerly ‘The Sanctuary Project’
Since 2015, artist Drew Taylor and I have been developing our thinking around the development of an LGBTQIA+ youth arts festival. This comes off the back of work we had been carrying out independently and decided to join forces to begin to form a fuller idea.
In 2019 we were awarded Creative Scotland Open Project Funding to further research this idea for Phase 2. Phase 2 of The Sanctuary Project was a research development project in partnership with Platform, Easterhouse.
A number of events and consultation points were held with young people and artists to chip away at creating something unique for Scotland’s LGBTQIA+ young people.
We would like to thank Stephanie Hunter for her contribution to Phase 1.
We are pleased to have Annabel Cooper join us as we develop our findings from this R&D phase to help bring Sanctuary to life.
From August 2020, we are becoming Sanctuary Queer Arts with exciting announcements imminent.