Sanctuary Queer Arts presents THREADS
A new film devised and created by Sanctuary’s First National Queer Young Company, followed by a Q+A with the artists. Presented as part of Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival.
From September 2020 to August 2021, Sanctuary engaged with 10 LGBTQIA+ artists from across Scotland, aged 18-25, to creatively explore what ‘Sanctuary’ means to them.
Working with award winning filmmaker Ania Urbanowska and Sanctuary Co-director Fraser MacLeod, THREADS captures and celebrates a year of queer creativity and togetherness.
Written and Performed by:
Andromeda Gibb, Aude Naudi-Bonnemaison, Asparagus, Ava Broughton-Stuart, Chelsea Grace, Campbell-Jay Parker, Dan Morrison, Myfanwy Morgan, Rebecca Hogan
Directed for camera & edited by Ania Urbanowska
Directed by Fraser MacLeod
Project Assistant: Saerlaith Uaid Ní Dhuibhir
Produced by Sanctuary Queer Arts, funded by Creative Scotland
About Sanctuary Queer Arts:
Launched in September 2020, Sanctuary is Scotland’s newest arts organisation for LGBTQIA+ folx. Our hope is to add solace, stimulation and safety for queer people and allies in Scotland…and to have a lot of fun doing it!
We’re passionate about amplifying LGBTQIA+ voices. We do this by creating artistic development opportunities for queer performance makers (of all ages and experience) and bringing the community together for events, workshops, performances and celebrations.
We know, now more than ever, how crucial it is to establish isolation-fighting creative opportunities for LGBTQIA+ artists, who are already so side-lined in the arts.
The chief principal of Sanctuary is development from the ground-up – to truly enact change we must cultivate confidence in a younger generation whilst continuing to nurture existing queer voices. Our 3 activity strands complement each other, directly implementing this ethos. Our hope for Sanctuary Queer Arts is to add solace, stimulation and safety for queer people and allies, moving towards a time when young people won’t feel like this:
“I don’t want a safe space. I want the world to be a safe space.” queer young person, April 2019
Annabel Cooper, Drew Taylor-Wilson and Fraser MacLeod.
Sanctuary Associate Director: Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh