ABOUT


Queer Youth Art Collective (QYAC) has run workshops at London’s The Outside Project for LGBTQ young people 18-28 since August 2019. The project delivers newly commissioned workshops by LGBTQ artists and youth forums for attendees to discuss their practice and socialise. These alternate weekly on Sundays .

Our primary aims are to challenge isolation, provide free and engaging arts workshops and build skills and infrastructure for a resilient, peer-led LGBTQ arts and education culture in London and throughout the UK.

We currently run 2 groups: ONLINE on ZOOM & IN PERSON From Queer Circle in Greenwich London.

QYAC TEAM:


BECCA THOMAS

Co-director/Facilitator
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Becca Thomas is an artist and educator living in London.

Her practice encompasses reflective practice, research into Kikuyu and Welsh mythology, talisman making, and tarot.


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DEX GRODNER

Co-director/Facilitator
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Dex is an arts producer, drag cabaret artist and theatre maker. They creative director of the queer, Jewish cabaret Homos and Houmous.

Dex has performed at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, VFD, Tate Britain and Queer Spirit Festival and given talks on trans inclusion and theatre practice at Hackney Showrooms, Hampstead Theatre, Ovalhouse and RADA. 

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FRED LANKA

Director/Facilitator
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Fred is a ceramicist and illustrator whose designs can be seen throughout the nightlife scenes of London, Birmingham and Stockholm.

They have facilitated art courses at Camden Arts Centre and Camberwell College of Art and run art workshop programmes with Studio Voltaire. 

Fred co-founded Queer Youth Art Collective with art therapist Susy Langsdale in 2019.

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FEYGL

Facilitator
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MAYMANA

Facilitator
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MARS

Facilitator
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MARLEIGH

Facilitator
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CONTACT

We’d love to hear from you!

If you are 18-28, sign up to our mailing list for regular updates on workshops, exhibition & job opportunities.

Click here to sign up!


If you have any questions before signing up, or want to reach us for anything else?
 

QYAC LGBT HISTORY MONTH RAFFLE 2024:


Hi there!

Do you want to take part in our 2024 LGBT History Month raffle?

How do I enter the raffle?


In order to join the raffle follow the links below and make a donation of at least £5 or more.

Step 1: Donate £5 or more by clicking this link!

Step 2: Link to enter the raffle!

How does the raffle work?


Each donation of £5 will give you one ticket in the raffle.
£10= 2 tickets
£20= 4 tickets
and so on.

Winners will be drawn on the 1st March 2024, and you will all be contacted via email.

Prizes?


IMPORTANT: All prizes are limited to the UK only, and a few are London specific.

VIEW ALL THE PRIZES HERE!

What am I supporting by donating?


Queer Youth Art Collective (QYAC) is the UK’s only national LGBT youth service working specifically in the arts.

We provide a safe place for young LGBT people (18-28) to breathe a little easier, share experiences, advice,
resources and creativity.

QYAC is a free queer art school. We are instilling in the next generation of LGBT artists the values of
collaboration, accessibility in the arts and the importance of educating those who come after.

QYAC hosts free weekly workshops, run by queer artists. We co-curate exhibitions, offer mentoring, social space and resources. We are based out of Queer Circle in Greenwich London. All workshops can also be attended on Zoom.

Thank you for supporting our programme. 
All of your donations will go towards the continuation of our service. 
QYAC Team!


Support us


Running a free service costs a lot of money!!!

We believe in equity and fairness in the arts. That’s why all our workers including our youth commissions, directors and visiting artists get paid the same rate.

We run year round, provide training, community space and working opportunities for young queers nationwide through art.

Donate directly to us by clicking here


What can you do to help?

  • Make a one off donation.

  • Set up a subscription.

  • Fundraise for us. Whether its a birthday or a club night, you can support queer art!

  • Spread the word. Social media, word of mouth, know any rich gays who work in marketing?

If you are interested in becoming a key sponsor or would like to donate some in-kind support please drop us an email at:  queeryouthartcollective@gmail.com

Your donations will go towards:

  • Commissioning young LGBTQIA+ artists for professional creative opportunities.

  • Building a U.K wide network for young LGBTQIA+ artist.

  • Buying art supplies.

  • Paying all workers a good wage.