DIY 14: 2017 - Call for Participants
DIY 14 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 diverse workshop exercises placed me out of my comfort zone and was just what I was looking for to challenge myself in to new ways of thinking and making." - Participant in Eloise Fornieles' You're An Animal!, DIY 13.
"It was like an ideal version of what I imagined it was going to be. As though if someone told you a storybook version of it, then that would be it." - Participant in James Stenhouse's Survival Skills for Artists, DIY 13.
25 DIY projects and 3 DIY+ projects for both emergent and experienced practitioners will take place across the UK between July and November. Together, these opportunities represent a huge variety of subjects and approaches from across Live Art including (but not limited to) audaciousness, sensory perception, the penetrated male, embodied Islam, neurodiversity, ecocentric performance-making, displacement, sadomasochism, sound and blackness, the queering of sport, definitions of diversity, underwater living, sex, grief, ageing, and a pilgrimage in the footsteps of Dracula.
DIY+ is a new initiative that has been created to facilitate more ambitious DIY projects than we have previously been able to support. These 3 projects represent a step up from our regular DIY programme, either in terms of scale and scope, materials and resources, and/or which offer participant artists an increased or deeper level of engagement. DIY+ is supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation.
The DIY lead artists self determine and run their own projects, which includes defining the participants’ application and selection process. If you have any questions about a DIY project, please follow the ‘contact’ link on each DIY project page.
The closing date for most applications is 19 June 2017 (for Martin O'Brien's DIY+ it is 2 June) and you may apply to as many as you wish. All DIY and DIY+ projects are free to participate in.