Sharp, in-depth approaches to positive gender inclusion in your organisation.

This workshop is an introduction to positive gender inclusivity within arts organisations. We will discuss best practices, and provide a space for relaxed and open discussion.  We provide nuanced and informed training which will enable your organisation enact sensitive and inclusive change. The outcome of this workshop will be a tangible toolkit for venues and organisations to use when actioning gender inclusivity. 

We know that conversation around gender and identity is fast moving, politically charged and ever-changing and our training ensures your organisation stays up-to-date with dialogue, policy and language. Giving you the language and tools to communicate effectively, both as an organisation and with your patrons, Gender Smart will give you and your team adequate knowledge and understanding to help you better support staff members, audiences and artists.

Areas that will be covered:

– General awareness around transgender, non-binary and queer identities

– New approaches to gender equality

– Working with artists

– Making your spaces welcoming for all.

Length: Three Hours 

Capacity: 25-30 people

Leaders: 2 workshop leaders from Milk Presents 


  • Awareness and understanding of Gender Inclusion in the workplace
  • Terminology and legislation 
  • Bespoke discussion about your organisation, including audience & staff facing facilities such as toilets, booking systems, mail outs etc. 
  • Training + Top Tips hand-out for each participant

GENDER SMART is a mixture of discussion and practical activities.  It has been developed by Milk Presents’ Artistic Director Leo J Skilbeck, alongside leading thinkers and artists in this field including Emma Frankland, Krishna Istha and Griffyn Gilligan.


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“The gender positivity training we received from Milk Presents was an interactive, inclusive and comprehensive training session tailored to our organisation that gave us the space to consider and improve both our individual and organisational approaches to gender positivity and inclusion. We would highly recommend this training!”

Chrissy Angus, Head of Administration Lyric Hammersmith

“Milk Presents’ workshop on gender positivity and inclusion really helps to open a conversation about these topics, within the work environment. The leaders’ teaching style is creative, open and informal and the course content covers lots of topics relevant to artistic workplaces. Participants leave feeling energised, informed and more confident. Having taken a few different courses on gender positivity, I find Milk Presents’ style the most welcoming and engaging and would highly recommend them to others. 5/5”

Jules Haworth, Education Producer, Soho Theatre