Bijou Stories is a new art project to collect memories and stories from the LGBTQ+ community. These stories will be creatively interpreted by project participants working with the Bijou artists. The stories will be the foundation of a live performance and exhibition in 2021 and an online archive.
The project aims to give a voice to the LGBTQ+ community in new and creative ways and link them with professional artists to find creative means of expression.
We have started the project earlier than anticipated to allow us to reach out to people that may be feeling isolated by the current Covid-19 outbreak. We will be exploring ways of engaging with people remotely and, later, through workshops.
We will be networking LGBTQ+ artists and as we secure funding, we will be able to commission work from the artists, thereby supporting many freelance and self-employed artists during these challenging times.