Welcome to Nottingham Queer Arts Collective. 

Our mission is to bring together LGBTQIA+ artists of all disciplines from in and around Nottingham to appreciate, liberate, and support our community and art. We do this by facilitating an on-going sharing of our resources, time and creativity, whether new or established in our practise, and celebrating the wonderful lives we live and art we create.

Members have access to:

  • Monthly meetings, on the last Wednesday of every month 7pm – 9pm
  • Rehearsal space at Nottingham Playhouse to support their own practice and existing projects
  • The supportive network of artists and venues we build together and offer each other

If you are aged 18 years old or over, have an interest in the arts/an artform and genuinely identify as LGBTQIA+ (or questioning), we would love you to join us at Nottingham Playhouse.

August Meeting

This August, one of NQAC’s founding members, Octavia Nyombi, returns with a funky Live Art making workshop. No prior experience will be needed. The emphasis of the workshop will be to collaborate and get to know others in a chilled environment, while creating some iconic living statues. Rest assured, there will be all sorts of eccentric and rainbowy materials provided.

Octavia is a lead practitioner at Nottingham Playhouse. She has chaired their Youth Board for 2 years and co-runs The Phoenix Theatre Company with NQAC’s Evangeline Osbon, for young women, trans and non-binary peeps aged 13-19.

Octavia is also a performance artist & a First Class Drama Graduate from De Montfort University, who performs, writes and directs too.

Her latest writing, ‘We’re sorry to report delays for a gay disaster’, has just toured the UK within a collection of 5 short plays titled ‘When all is said’, curated by Travis Alabanza. And her voice has recently been released on Audible, as an audiobook performer for Bellies by Nicola Dinan – a queer love story currently being adapted for TV with Elemental Pictures.

Upcoming Meetings

The dates for the upcoming meetings are as follows:

  • 29 November 2023
  • 19 December 2023
  • 28 February 2024
  • 27 March 2024
  • 24 April 2024
  • 29 May 2024
  • 26 June 2024
  • 31 July 2024

Book your space at any of these sessions by clicking the Book Now button above.