The Pride Parade and The Big Weekend are major highlights of the LGBT calendar in Manchester, but of course we recognise that LGBT life, culture and creativity run all year round and across the region.
Following feedback from the community and our 2014 Listening Groups, Manchester Pride is committed to a strategy to support a year-round programme of cultural events.
Welcome to Superbia!
Superbia aims to support, curate, fund and celebrate LGBT life across Greater Manchester with debate, film, comedy, literature, music, sport, theatre, family- and community-led projects – all with the aim of encouraging engagement and well-being, and to culturally enhance the community.
We do this in three ways:
1. By supporting existing LGBT events with free promotion and marketing through the Superbia events page and social media, which we’d love you to help us grow. Submit your LGBT event to us and we’ll take it from there!
2. By funding LGBT events with Superbia Grants. If you need funding to stage an event or programme, you can apply to us for financial support. Each application is diligently judged on its own merit by an independent committee. The events we support include arts and cultural activities, campaigning, debate, health, fitness, events with a message to challenge discrimination, and projects raising awareness of LGBT and HIV issues.
3. By curating original Superbia events through collaboration with partners, venues, groups, curators, community members, artists and creatives. We aim to keep our events free of charge, diverse, accessible, intelligent and welcoming.