DIY 13: 2016 Project List

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DIY 13 is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to take part in unusual training and professional development projects conceived and run by artists for artists.

"The project was a great educational and personal experience. I had the opportunity to try something completely out of my comfort zone and explore new abilities and possibilities! It was definitely a starting point for something new and I feel very happy that I was a part of it."
Participant in ‘Excursions: Creative writing for performance’, DIY 12 (2015)

2016 saw 20 projects for both emergent and experienced practitioners take place across the UK between July and November. 

Participation in most DIY projects is free of charge. Some projects may necessitate a small financial contribution from participants to cover particular expenses.

DIY13 was featured by a-n. Have a read here.

DIY13 documentation.


Katherine Araniello & Laura Dee Milnes
Playing the Victim (with Artsadmin)
Wallowing in the pathetic
Wed 31 Aug - Thu 1 Sep 2016

FK Alexander
HEAVY META(L): The Power of Collective Action and of Power Chords (with Folkestone Fringe)
A 3 day retreat exploring durational actions as a collective, using Buddhist retreat structure, task based actions in natural environments, silence and drone metal
Thu 10 - Sun 13 Nov 2016

Rhiannon Armstrong
DIY Public Selfcare System (with DaDaFest)
DIY Public Selfcare System gathers together artists with lived experience of long term disabling conditions to explore acts of self care we have to perform in public, and consider repurposing these acts as performance
Tue 9 - Sat 13 Aug 2016

Oreet Ashery and Anna Colin
The Art Curriculum, Memory or Imagination (with Yorkshire Sculpture Park)
What do we mean by Art Pedagogy?
Mon 7 - Tue 8 Nov 2016
Deadline: 5pm, 19 Sept 2016

Angela Bartram
Be Your Dog (with KARST)
Lots of dogs, lots of humans: experiencing what it is to be the other through collaboration
Sat 29 - Sun 30 Oct 2016
Sat 5 - Sun 6 Nov 2016

Season Butler
Stet* - Performative Writing and Doing History (with Forest Fringe)
*Stet |stɛt| [imperative verb]: let it stand; an instruction on a printed proof to indicate that a marked alteration should be ignored; a performative writing retreat on commemoration and constructive forgetting. 
Sat 13 - Tue 16 Aug 2016

Seke Chimutengwende and Alexandrina Hemsley
Unfunky UFO (with National Theatre)
Join us as we form a time-travelling band, zooming our identities backwards and forwards through space and realities
Mon 24 - Fri 28 Oct 2016

Karen Christopher
Dream Audience (with Chapter)
A mutual response group for giving and getting feedback
16 Jul, 13 Aug, 17 Sep, 22 Oct, 5 Nov (all Saturdays)

Curious (Leslie Hill and Helen Paris)
PRIVATE KEEP OUT! (with Home Live Art)
A weekend by the sea side exploring the very British obsession with privacy, keeping ourselves to ourselves and keeping each other out
Between St Leonard’s and Hastings on the South East coastline
Sat 27 - Sun 28 Aug 2016

Katie Etheridge and Simon Persighetti
342843 DavidBowie: Bowie, Stargazing and Performance Writing (with Colchester Arts Centre)
As “chameleon, comedian, Corinthian and caricature”, this intensive DIY offers you the opportunity to connect, collaborate, create, and perhaps even discover a new constellation!
Thu 22 - Sat 24 Sep 2016

Eloise Fornieles
You're an Animal! (with Delfina Foundation)
An opportunity to make an animal of yourself
Sun 16 & Sat 29 Oct 2016 (both days)

Stephen Hodge
T(r)ipping points: the architect-walker and the destabilised city (with Create Ireland)
A two-day, intensive DIY project exploring notions of tripping and tipping points through the lens of the architect-walker
Tue 16 - Wed 17 Aug 2016

Hunt and Darton
You're Not Local (with Heart of Glass)
Becoming local - contextualising work for a place or context in which you don't necessarily belong
St Helens (travel, accommodation and lunch provided)
Thu 7 - Sat 9 Jul 2016

immigrants and animals
unprofessional class (with Tate Early Years and Families)
immigrants and animals' unprofessional class for the self-proclaimed dancer who doesn’t give a fuck about being professional and just wants to keep dancing
various sessions between 13 - 20 oct

Stacy Makishi
Kick My Butt'lins! (with Southbank Centre)
Hello Campers! Do you need a break? Do you need a boot up the ass?
Sat 24 - Sun 25 Sep, and Sat 1 - Sun 2 Oct 2016 (both weekends)

Jade Montserrat and Ria Hartley
The Rainbow Tribe: Affectionate Movement (with hÅb)
Celebrate social media’s power to transform cultural currency into empowerment: a supportive virtual collective and a 72 hour online intervention
Various dates from Jul - Dec

Louise Orwin
Oh Yes! Oh No!: A Good Girl’s Guide to Liberating Your Orgasm (with Live Art Bistro)
Let’s talk about sex, baby. This performance artist and novice sexual deviant wants to help you liberate your orgasm via a journey through Leeds’ sex scene
Thu 1 - Sun 4 Sep 2016

Grey Matters (with The Marlborough Theatre)
If you identify as an older woman, join us in our refusal to be invisible through a demonstration of our collective power
Sat 8 - Sun 9 Oct 2016

James Stenhouse
Survival Skills for Artists (with Compass Live Art)
A 3-day expedition to find out what it means to survive as an artist, in the wilderness and in the world, and which is harder
Mon 5 - Thu 8 Sep 2016

Aaron Williamson
Average Jo/e Modelling Agency (with Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts)
An art project that is also a briefly-lived modelling agency set upon depicting the fantasy-fiction average lifestyle that is celebrated in corporate imagery
Sat 8 - Sun 9 Oct 2016

More info on DIY 13 and past DIY programmes.

DIY 13 is a Live Art Development Agency initiative developed in collaboration with the following partners: Artsadmin, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Chapter, Colchester Arts Centre, Compass Live Art, Create (IRE), DaDaFest, Delfina Foundation, Folkestone Fringe, Forest Fringe, hÅb, Heart of Glass, Home Live Art, KARST, Live Art Bistro, The Marlborough Theatre, National Theatre, Southbank Centre, Tate (Early Years and Family) and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Part of DIY 13: 2016 Project List