Meet the 5 queer artists who Fatt Projects have commissioned to develop new work for PALAVER!, our pioneering development project supporting queer artists to make work for children and young audiences. Each artist has an incredible track record of working across live-art, cabaret, drag, and solo performance and has been specially chosen for the potential … Continue reading MEET THE PALAVER ARTISTS
(18+) This piece was commissioned by Harry Clayton-Wright for his zine 'You Otter Know', published March 2021 with support from Arts Council England. FATT F*CK Dramatic scenes from the life of a fat icon in the making (to be read in the voice of an ageing Southern Belle) by Fatt Butcher. ‘They knew how to … Continue reading Fatt F*ck
On Queer Digital Identities (Hello Culture, June 2018)
This talk was presented a Hello Culture: Identity, June 2018. Full text available below. https://videopress.com/v/NM5wmHOj?preloadContent=metadata On Queer Digital IdentitiesToday, rather than talk about the ways that queer people are represented, I want to consider how queer people represent themselves. Particularly how this manifests itself in digital contexts, and in thinking about how digital spaces support, … Continue reading On Queer Digital Identities (Hello Culture, June 2018)
ARTISTS: IF YOU WANT TO GET PAID FOR HAVING AN EXPENSIVE WANK, GET AN ONLYFANS.
At the beginning of 2020, I was in the early stages of planning ‘Queer Song Lab’, an experimental peer-to-peer development platform for queer songwriters (basically a bunch of queer musicians in a room experimenting with different strategies for writing songs and seeing what happened). It was meant to be a simple project that would be … Continue reading ARTISTS: IF YOU WANT TO GET PAID FOR HAVING AN EXPENSIVE WANK, GET AN ONLYFANS.
Arts Council Emergency Relief Fund – Queer Creatives’ Application Support Session
In response to the developing situation re. Covid-19 the Arts Council have introduced an Emergency Relief Grant to provide financial support for artists, creative practitioners and freelancers working in the sector. You can read all about this funding and how to apply on the Arts Council's Website. In brief, you are able to apply for … Continue reading Arts Council Emergency Relief Fund – Queer Creatives’ Application Support Session
All Equalities are Equal, But Some Are More Equal Than Others: A Response to Arts Council’s Diversity Strategy
This post was written in response to the Arts Council of England’s 2018-19 Diversity Report and 2020-2030 Strategy, both published in February 2020. ‘Our understanding of the interior lives of those who are not like us is contingent on their ability to articulate themselves in the language we know.’ - Samra Habib, We Have Always … Continue reading All Equalities are Equal, But Some Are More Equal Than Others: A Response to Arts Council’s Diversity Strategy
Queering The Outdoor Arts Sector: A Provocation for Meaningful Change
A version of this provocation was presented at Winchester Hat Fair 2019, this version has been revised and expanded as a provocation to the UK Outdoor Arts Sector and specifically to the Without Walls Consortium. “To be visibly Queer is to choose your happiness over your safety” Dashaun Harrison, 2019. I want to start this … Continue reading Queering The Outdoor Arts Sector: A Provocation for Meaningful Change
Queer Positive Children’s Literature
In my work with queer positive children's stories as part of Fantabulosa and Drag Story Time I've read over 100 LGBTQ+ positive books aimed at children and families, this list is by no means exhaustive but it is a collection of my favourites and covers same-sex relationships, same-sex parents, trans and non-binary identities, gender non-conformity, … Continue reading Queer Positive Children’s Literature
Open Letter to Shabana Mahmood
This letter was written and sent to Shabana Mahmood MP on 05/03/19 in response to her recent comments regarding teaching LGBTQ+ identities in primary schools. Dear Shabana, I am contacting you today as a Ladywood Constituent, a Labour Party member, and as someone who has voted for you in the last two general elections. I … Continue reading Open Letter to Shabana Mahmood