The University of Kent is planning to make LGBT History Month, in February 2015, the country’s largest university LGBT History Month and the best one in the university’s history! There are lots of events that are going to be packed into the month, ranging from comedy acts, drag workshops, lectures, and talks from LGBT personalities in TV, sport and business. The History Month will be supported by student, local and national media which will publicise all the events. Inspired by the Winter Pride UK Arts Awards 2014, the winner of the first Winter Pride UK Arts Award Hollie Mackenzie has teamed up with the University of Kent to bring art into its LGBT History Month mix.
Presenting an Art Trail located throughout Keynes College at the Canterbury campus, the University of Kent is looking for art ranging from paintings, photographs, video, installation and sculpture with the idea to award one of the exhibiting artists the UKC LGBT History Month Peoples’ Choice Art Award! Voting will take place during the month, and the winner will be announced on the 27th February by Winter Pride UK Founder, Rebecca Paisis during her talk at 6pm-8pm. The Art Trail will also have a launch event on Wednesday 4th February at 6pm-8pm. All exhibiting artists are welcome to attend.
Applications can be site specific (photos of the space available to view here) relating to the theme LGBT and related issues, but not limited to. There are no size limits, or a limit on number of artworks submitted. All installation costs on site will be covered and artwork will be installed by the university. All exhibited artwork will be insured under the university policy. Installation dates are 26th-30th January, and deinstallation dates are 2nd-6th March 2015. Artists will be required to transport artwork to and from The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ. Deadline for applications to be part of the country’s biggest university LGBT History Month Art Trail is at midnight on 18th December. To apply, please send an email titled ‘UKC LGBT History Month Art Trail Application 2015′to firstname.lastname@example.org containing the completed information: