Funders have given £12m to secure the future of the Birmingham 2022 festival.
The Commonwealth Games cultural event will feature hundreds of artists and is expected to reach thousands of participants and members of the community.
A core programme of events supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Esmee Fairburn Foundation will explore local LGBT+ stories and LGBT-led commissioning.
One funded project will be a "wide-reaching intergenerational" tap-dancing scheme across the West Midlands.
"It gives us the perfect opportunity to re-connect with each other and our towns and cities and get the region dancing,” project director Stephanie Ridings said.