ON ITS WAY: We are super excited about our new Somewhere: For Us magazine, supported by UnLtd's Do It grant and due to launch in May 2020.
The magazine will feature four sections: Arts, Culture, Heritage and Enterprise and we will be shining a spotlight on all these aspects of LGBTQ+ life across Scotland and beyond.
To contact us and express your interest in contributing to future issues, please click the Connect with Us button at the bottom of this page.
Please send us some information about yourself and the content areas you are passionate about, along with any links to existing and published work.
We are interested in showcasing new work and representing a very diverse range of LGBTQ+ and intersectional voices.
The success of our magazine depends on you and your support! Here's to a great 2020!
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BREAKING NEWS: After we have covered the costs of producing the magazine, up to 20% of all membership income will go into our new Somewhere: Funding for You grants scheme.
As well as creating a fabulous new quarterly publication, we are founding two new LGBTQ+ funds for Scotland, enabling LGBTQ+ and ally creatives, researchers and business owners to thrive authentically. We will be creating a community panel to help with applications when funding is ready to go live.
The Somewhere: Arts and Culture Fund will support LGBTQ+ creatives needing small grants for creative work, as well as to help us reach our aim of developing a new community-funded LGBTQ+ arts festival for Scotland.
The Somewhere: Enterprise and Research Fund will support LGBTQ+ start-up entrepreneurs and business owners, and provide a means to create new research, helping to close the considerable LGBTQ+ data gap across many academic and research fields.
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NEW FOR 2020: LGBTQ+ CULTURE AND ENTERPRISE MAGAZINE - LAUNCHING MAY!
We are delighted to have been awarded grant funding from UnLtd to enable us to create and launch a brand new LGBTQ+ magazine for Scotland.
Our new Somewhere: For Us magazine will feature a fresh new look at Scotland's amazing LGBTQ+ 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 LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs and offering insight into the latest LGBT+ research from Scotland's universities.
LGBT YOUTH SCOTLAND'S LGBTQ+ 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 LGBTQ+ 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 happy to champion and support all the fantastic projects happening in Scotland throughout February each year
SCHOLARSHIP & MENTORING: 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 LGBTQ+ people in business and cultural organisations and is mentoring this year's scholarship recipient, Teale.
Applications for 2020/21 are now open for both full- and part-time MBA programmes!
NEW LGBTQ+ RESEARCH:
2018 / 2019 / 2020 / 2021
Somewhere is a research-led social enterprise and is contributing to research, knowledge and understanding of LGBTQ+ equality, diversity and inclusion issues.
As well as our Arts and Culture Fund, through our members, we are co-creating a new Enterprise and Research Fund for 2020!
We continue to actively expand our research collaborations with HEIs across Scotland, and we have new work 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 LGBTQ+ arts and performance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
A GROWING SUCCESS
Our yearly campaign supporting the 5% of shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe made for, by or about the LGBTQ+ 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 delighted to have been awarded a PhD internship through the University of Glasgow, by the Scottish Graduate School for the Arts and Humanities, to work with us on SATF 2020!
Thank you to everyone who supported us this far, and please get in touch if you would like to be part of an even bigger SATF 2020!
LAVENDER MENACE RETURNS: 2019, 2020
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 LGBTQ+ cultural heritage.
As well as supporting Lavender Menace on their journey to becoming a new community interest company, there will be a permanent book-related Lavender Menace section in our new Somewhere: For Us magazine for 2020
Big Lottery funded
community consultation work
2016 and 2017 - through the Somewhere MCR pilot project
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