NEW FOR 2020: LGBT+ CULTURE AND ENTERPRISE PUBLICATION
We are delighted to have been awarded grant funding from UnLtd to enable us to create and launch a brand new LGBT+ magazine for Scotland.
Our new magazine will feature a fresh new look at Scotland's amazing LGBT+ queer culture and heritage, with features and interviews, with a spotlight on our amazing role models in arts and business.
We will also be actively championing Scotland's LGBT+ entrepreneurs and offering insight into the latest LGBT+ research from Scotland's universities.
A GROWING SUCCESS
Our yearly online campaign supporting the 5% of shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe made for, by or about the LGBT+ community, is going from strength to strength.
Our 2019 campaign built on the success of 2018, with a fantastic team of volunteer interviewers and reviewers. We are looking to expand our 2020 run even further.
Thank you to everyone who supported us this far, and please get in touch if you would like to be part of SATF 2020!
SCHOLARSHIP: LGBT+ FIRST FOR SCOTLAND
A joint partnership between Somewhere and University of Edinburgh Business School has co-created Scotland's first LGBT+ MBA Scholarship and Mentoring Programme for the 2019/2020 academic year.
Somewhere offers mentoring to LGBT+ people in business and cultural organisations and is mentoring this year's scholarship recipient
Applications for 2020/21 are now open for both full- and part-time MBA programmes!
NEW LGBT+ RESEARCH:
2019 / 2020 / 2021
Somewhere is a research-led social enterprise and is contributing to research, knowledge and understanding of LGBT+ equality, diversity and inclusion issues.
We are actively expanding our research collaborations with HEIs across Scotland, and we are now working with the University of Strathclyde and the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities (SGSAH).
Our new PhD internship with the University of Glasgow will focus on LGBT+ arts and performance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
LAVENDER MENACE RETURNS: 2019
Somewhere is delighted to be a community partner in the exciting new plans to reimagine and relaunch the famous Lavender Menace LGBT bookshop.
The bookshop was a first for Scotland, and its founders, Bob and Sigrid, are much-loved community role models, and a big part of Scotland's LGBT+ cultural heritage.
The Lavender Menace Returns project will involve pop-spaces, events and performances, marking 50 years since the Stonewall riots, plus a lot more besides.
LGBT YOUTH SCOTLAND'S LGBT+ HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Curated by LGBT Youth Scotland, the LGBT History Month programme of events is a fantastic opportunity to strengthen our knowledge and understanding of LGBT+ history past and present.
Somewhere is here to champion all the fantastic work across the month, so check in with us to check out the many diverse events taking place across Scotland each February.
We are hoping to be partnering in our own Somewhere at LGBTHM project for 2020, so keep an eye out!
Big Lottery funded
community consultation work
2016 and 2017 - through the Somewhere MCR pilot project
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