Midlands queer arts event SHOUT has appointed its first-ever festival manager.
Rico Johnson-Sinclair is already a well-known figure on the region’s LGBT scene. His CV includes working on Flatpack film festival, the Coventry City of Culture project and the BFI Film Hub Midlands. He also created CineQ, a Birmingham-based film festival for QTIPOC (Queer, Transgender & Intersex People of Colour).
Commenting on his appointment, Rico said: “I’m honoured and excited to be offered the role of festival manager at SHOUT Festival, in particular working to develop and facilitate the amazing queer art and artists here in Birmingham and champion queerness and inclusion across the region.”
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