Young Homotopia

We’re nurturing the next generation of queer creatives and audience members through our work with LGBTQIA young people aged 16 – 25 years old.

Led by Homotopia’s Associate Artist Ashleigh Owen, Young Homotopia has performed at the Unity Theatre and even on the main stage at Liverpool Pride. This is a partnership project with YPAS – GYRO.

Young Homotopia runs workshops, rehearsals and performances with a creative collective of young LGBTQIA people who are interested in self-expression through creativity and performance. Ashleigh Owen and a number of visiting practitioners, support and direct the performances and facilitate development workshops. The programme also builds a community and peer-support for like-minded young people.

Current Programme

The City and The Self: An exhibition in April 2024 exploring queer identity in the city of Liverpool.  

Apply now! For one of six £500 commissions and the chance to deliver your own exhibition.  

Take part in workshops with artists and facilitator Casey Orr to develop your practise and as a collective deliver your own exhibition.  

Does this sound like a bit of you? We’ll be taking applications from NOW until 10AM, Monday 9th October, 2023.

Want to hear more about the project and gain advice on how to apply? Join the workshops on Tuesday 26th September, 5-7PM at Royal Standard.

To find out more or apply CLICK HERE

Autumn Theatre Call Out

Calling all LGBTQIA+ performers aged 16-25, based in and around Merseyside!

This autumn, from Wednesday 13th September (every Wednesday, 6pm – 8pm), Homotopia in collaboration with GYRO will be running a theatre group for young LGBTQIA+ people.

We are looking for singers, dancers, and actors to help make and perform a dynamic, activist, and FABULOUS piece of theatre (a Queer Panto) which will be performed at the Unity Theatre in November as part of the Homotopia Festival – the UK’s longest running LGBTQIA arts and culture festival