Connecting Art with LGBTQI+ Safe Spaces

28apr3:30 pm4:45 pmConnecting Art with LGBTQI+ Safe SpacesWebinar for Teachers & Educators


(Thursday) 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time


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Celebrated artist Shannon Novak aims to use his socially engaged and collaborative practice to build spaces that acknowledge, celebrate, and support diversity and inclusion.

In this webinar, Shannon Novak will discuss the importance of LGBTQI+ friendly spaces in schools and what tools visual art can offer to create a welcoming environment for all.

Please bring: 

  • Questions to discuss with Shannon about his work (you will have the option to provide these to Flying Arts in advance of the webinar)
  • Note-taking materials (recommended)

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About your facilitator: Shannon Novak’s work aims to reduce anxiety, depression, and suicide rates for the LGBTQI+ community worldwide. He seeks to dismantle heteronormative structures and systems and build spaces that acknowledge, celebrate, and support diversity and inclusion in sexual orientation, romantic orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and sex characteristics (SROGIESC+). This manifests as socially engaged and collaborative painting, photography, installation, sculpture, and curatorial practice that may extend beyond traditional exhibition spaces. The work explores light and dark in the past, present, and future, but ultimately seeks to grow hope for a better world where the LGBTQI+ community can live without fear. Central to Novak’s collaborative process is an attitude of respect and care. Key areas of focus in his work include LGBTQI+ activism, centering LGBTQI+ BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) communities, and illuminating, preserving, and sharing LGBTQI+ history.

Photograph by Pati Solomona Tyrell.