SOFTLY SPOKEN COLLECTIVE | MOVING IN
ABOUT THE PROJECT: Moving In is a collective re-imagining of what queer spaces could and should feel like for those who need them. It’s a creative consultation; throughout SHOUT Festival, we’ll be holding mutual learning workshops to ask the community what we need and want, how do we make queer spaces accessible to everyone, and what is Utopia for LGBTQI+ spaces in the Midlands. The results will be presented back to the community in multi-form artistic imaginings, designs, and ideas in early 2020. Details of how to get involved in the project will be announced online in October.
SHOUT SAYS: Softly Spoken Collective (Bethany Slinn, Liz Ord, & Hazel Sealeaf) have a uniquely brilliant way of thinking about the future. When we first heard their proposal to bring communities together to collaboratively design what the ideal queer space might look like we fell in love. The SHOUT Artist is Residence position is a chance for artists to expand their practice and work with local LGBTQ+ communities – Moving In was the perfect fit.