Adam joined SHOUT Festival in 2016. He is an independent theatre-maker, creative producer, and project manager working in the Midlands, and has worked for a number of arts organisations in the region including Birmingham Hippodrome, Stan’s Cafe, and ORT Gallery.
Adam is a vocal advocate for LGBTQ+ representation, inclusion, and development in the arts sector, and has recently written guidance for arts organisations on the importance of LGBTQ+ inclusive programming for children and young audiences. His show FANTABULOSA!, an interactive public-space drag show for kids, is currently touring the UK.
As a Birmingham native Adam is passionate about amplifying the voices of midlands artists and unearthing local queer histories.
Festival Project Manager
Rico Johnson-Sinclair is an advocate of inclusion and diversity in the creative arts industry.
Director of CineQ -a queer film festival operating in Midlands focusing on films from, or about QTIPOC (Queer Trans and Intersex People of Colour).
Rico has created safe spaces for LGBTQ+ people in Birmingham with inclusive cinema programming and a wealth of arts and third sector marketing and campaigning experience.
SHOUT Steering Group Chair
Neil has been Chair of the SHOUT Steering Group since 2012. He has a background in audience development, commercial and business support, marketing and communications and strategic planning gained from a career across a number of organisations and roles including Cadbury, Cadbury World, arts centre management, venue management, and STEM project development. He is currently the Interim Director of External Affairs at the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, is a trustee of Birmingham LGBT and has previously been Chair of the Midland LGBT Employee Network.