Vortic is pleased to present the OUT Collective, an international network of galleries brought together to honor and support charitable LGBTQ+ organisations that work to achieve equality, visibility, wellbeing, and justice every day of every year. Originally scheduled to coincide with Pride in London 2021, the OUT Collective came to life with the motto “Pride must be lived, not only celebrated.”
Although the Pride in London events have been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we maintain that it is more urgent than ever to support organisations that offer muchneeded services to LGBTQ+ communities, and to help these organisations sustain the vital work they do for the LGBTQ+ community and beyond.
The OUT Collective will drive visibility not only for the artists and the participating galleries, but will also raise global awareness of the essential work of our partner charities, which we are proud to announce as: akt, ELOP, Gendered Intelligence, Queercircle, and amfAR – The Foundation for AIDS Research.
Participating galleries will launch exhibitions on the Vortic platform – the leading augmented reality platform for the art world – proceeds of sales from which will be donated in support of one or more of the nominated partner charities.
27 galleries are scheduled to launch exhibitions on the Vortic platform throughout the month of September. The OUT Collective will continue to grow as it welcomes more participants in the coming months, and the presentations will be live on Vortic until the end of the year.
The inaugural group of galleries is based all over the globe, from London to Istanbul, New York to Bogotá. Several galleries have opted to support charitable organisations within their own regions that do important work within the local LGBTQ+ communities.