Queer Youth Art Collective (QYAC) is currently an online youth group for young queer people aged 18-26, who share a common interest in the arts.
The group was started in autumn 2019 by artist Fredrik Andersson (Fredde Lanka) and Art Therapist Susy Langsdale. QYAC connects participants with like minded peers and offers guidance from experienced LGBTQIA+ practitioners from a range of backgrounds.
QYAC also works in collaboration with The Outside Project, the UK’s first LGBTQIA+ homelessness service and community centre, to make sure that this group is made available for guests and friends of the centre.
After the first lockdown was put in place, attendance to QYAC sessions increased with the move from being a physical group into the more easily accessible virtual realm.
As restrictions have eased we have chosen to remain an online group even as restrictions have eased in order to make sure that as many people as possible can access our weekly sessions.