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Our training in partnership with Curious Arts was developed in order to ensure progression and excellence in equality, diversity, and inclusion. In particular, those actively looking to create safe and welcoming working and customer environments for LGBTQIA+ people.

The Proud Allies training will raise awareness and increase confidence around inclusive language, engaging with LGBTQIA+ communities and people, and increase understanding of the intersectionality of the LGBTQIA+ community with some judgment-free question and answer time. 

The training course has been designed with a range of professionals and community members from a wide representation across LGBTQIA+ community including people of faith, people with disabilities, and gender non-conforming people.

Training sessions are suitable for all employees with the added benefit towards team members working within public facing roles, customer service, marketing, HR, and management teams, or for those who are looking to be better allies and role models for others. 

Training to drive inclusion 

Northern Pride director, Ste Dunn, spoke recently about the Proud Allies training on the podcast 'Driving Place Based Innovation'. 

Listen back now, and find out why we are on this mission to create more proud allies across the north east. 

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We highly recommend the LGBTQIA+ awareness training delivered by Curious Arts - many members of the Live Theatre team took part and we found it informative and engaging and we were able to improve on our practices immediately

Jacqui Kell, Executive Director/Joint CEO at Live Theatre.


Thanks to our awareness training there are thousands of Proud Allies working across the UK.Organisations that have undertaken training to date include:

Nexus Tyne and Wear Metro, Sky, Newcastle United FC, Newcastle NE1 Ltd, Base Camp, Birkheads Wild, Bloomin Art, Blue Stone Consortium, Crystallised, Cultural Spring, Curious Monkey, Dance City, Eliot Smith Dance, Festival of Thrift, GemArts, Generator, Gosforth Civic Theatre, Lawnmowers Theatre Company, Live Theatre, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, Middlesbrough Council, Mortal Fools, Museums Northumberland, National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, New Writing North, Newcastle City Council, Northern Heartlands, Northern Stage, November Club, Sage Gateshead, Seven Stories, SIRF, Skimstone Arts, Stellar Projects, TIN Arts, Tutti Frutti Productions, Unfolding Theatre, Yorkshire Dance, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Sunderland Culture, Jack Drum Arts, Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, Stockton ARC, Centre for Life, Craft Council, MUSINC, Knowle West Media Centre, I-Stage Group, Tees Valley Museums, ABERYSTWYTH Arts Centre, Tees Music Alliance, Darlington Hippodrome, HOOT, York Museums Trust, CVAN East Midlands, Kala Sangam, Middlesbrough Children's Services, Barnsley Civic, Grand Union Arts Birmingham, Engage London and Creative & Cultural Skills, NUDGE, Gateshead and South Tyneside Music Education Service, Sunderland Music HUBS, Bright Minds Big Futures, Culture Bridge..


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Curious Arts are a Newcastle based charity committed to championing and developing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual + arts, artists, and audiences across the North East of England and Beyond.


Producers of award-winning Curious Festival – a celebration of LGBTQIA+ culture, Curious Arts co-ordinate queer arts network Queer Arts North and develop community-focused arts projects and events throughout the year, in partnership with cultural and community organisations from across the region. Increasing visibility of the North East’s LGBTQIA+ culture and creating opportunities for LGBTQIA+ communities as artists, audiences and participants. 

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Occasionally we're able to put on a course that individuals can book. These are either on Zoom or face to face in a central location. 

These courses are perfect for SME's, sole traders, professional freelancers, and entrepreneurs, and cost as little as £75 per person. Check out the list below for our next course: 

(if you need to pay by invoice - please email


Coming soon.... 

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join the ever-growing list of organisations that are benefiting from the Proud Allies training. 

Whether you're looking for in-person or virtual training, or it's for a small team or the entire company, complete the below form and we'll be in touch with a personalised quote and training plan. 

Training starts from £900 +VAT for 16 people and by the end of the training you'll know the following: 

  • LGBTQIA+ Language and Definitions

  • Trans + Non-Binary inclusion

  • A little bit of World History

  • The Law and Discrimination

  • Intersectionality and Allyship

  • Making LGBTQIA+ Communities Count

  • LGBTQIA+ People of Faith

  • LGBTQIA+ Children and Young People

  • Supporting LGBTQIA+ People in the Workplace

  • LGBTQIA+ in HR 

  • What is Pride and the Pride Movement

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Thank you for your enquiry, a member of our training delivery team will be in touch to discuss next steps within in ten business days. 

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