HOMOTOPIA AWARDED FUNDING TO CREATE THREE MAJOR INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS IN RUSSIA, SWEDEN AND FINLAND
• Homotopia & Tom of Finland Foundation’s hugely successful Tom of Finland Retrospective to tour to Kulturhuset Stockholm Summer 2012
• Homotopia & Tom of Finland Foundation to create Tom of Finland archive & heritage project in Turku
• Homotopia to develop “Art As Social Change” in St. Petersburg, Russia in September 2012
Homotopia has been instrumental in securing funding to begin work on the personal archive of Tom of Finland. The Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art & Åbo Akademi Library, City Of Turku want to gather permanent collections of works & private ephemera by Tom of Finland and material related to the artist in Turku. The project starts later this month and will develop into a large scale archive and heritage program documenting Tom’s early life in Finland including the Winter War.
Homotopia will also be developing a new human rights led project “Art As Social Change” which will open in St. Petersburg, Russia later in the year. The exhibition will chronicle the emergence of Gay rights movement in the UK and Europe through photographs, testimonies and film. St. Petersburg is twinned with Turku and will be led by the Finnish Consulate and Homotopia.
Homotopia is supported by Liverpool City Council and is also a National Portfolio Arts Council England and is the only LGBT arts and cultural organization in the North of England.