Out Loud is an artistic platform for youth voices in the LGBTQIA+ community.
Through explorations in contemporary art and the creation of a museum exhibition featuring their own artwork, students build their capacity for self-expression and cultivate a sense of agency as important contributors to our society. The program promotes a safe space for interactions with peers, mentors and the greater community, helping students build positive social connections and share their experiences with others.
The course is no charge for accepted students. Space is limited. For more information, contact Erin Hartley at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 801-328-4201 x124.
Application deadline: JAN 14, 2019
Classes are from 4 – 7 PM
OPENING RECEPTION: MAY 24, 2019 | 7-9 PM
“I am gay and I am also Mexican-American. As someone belonging to two different minority groups, I can feel the brunt of discrimination in both ways. It’s hard. To have an institution believe in me and put my art up on their walls is incredibly validating.”
“The atmosphere of love, pride, and learning made me so happy. It saved me. It reminded me that my work could someday save kids like my fellow artists. It gave me the motivation I need to succeed.”
“Out Loud offers a space for these teens to be themselves, express their ideas, thoughts and feelings, and learn from peers and other artists. This series validates their identities and shows them that they are not alone, that there are other teens, artists and institutions, like UMOCA, who believe in them.”