Colors Rainbow attended the “Arts for Change for Arts” Forum organized by British Council Myanmar which took place at the Secretariat in Yangon from February 25 to 26.
During the forum, a diverse group of key stakeholders in the arts and culture sector from Myanmar and the UK shared ideas and discussed the challenges and opportunities of working together to strengthen the cultural sector in Myanmar.
“In Myanmar, Colors Rainbow strives to be the leading organization promoting LGBT rights. Regarding arts and culture, we promote LGBT rights through social media with our weekly Rainbow news, Rainbow magazine and annual Wathann story competition. Moreover, we also organize annual film-making workshops for young LGBT people, in collaboration with the &PROUD LGBT film festival. Participants receive training and support to produce documentary films to raise public understanding of LGBT people. We aim to change the harmful stereotypes portrayed by Myanmar media and entertainment industry due to lack of LGBT and SOGIE knowledge, and to provide a platform for LGBT film-makers in the film industry,” said Shin Thant, the Community Outreach Coordinator of Colors Rainbow.
The ‘Arts for Change for Arts’ Forum organized by the British Council Myanmar aims convene the arts and cultural sector in Myanmar to connect, share, collaborate and reflect on the role of arts in shaping supportive, inclusive and stable societies.