The Live Art Development Agency collaborates with practitioners, organisations and institutions on curatorial projects and public events. The Agency approaches its activities as strategic interventions with the aim of raising the profile and position of Live Art, providing opportunities for artists, and contributing to the development of new contexts and new audiences.
Projects such as Live Culture at Tate Modern, and China Live at the V&A set out to address the place and role of Live Art within the contemporary museum, whilst our collaborations with the Bluecoat and Liverpool Biennial, including You Are Here, aim to consider the possibilities of live and experiential practices within the context of international art Biennials.
Other activities and events, whilst advancing the profile of Live Art and providing opportunities for artists to develop and promote their practice, are more thematic in their approach. Performing Rights is an ongoing programme exploring issues of performance, and the responsibilities of artists, in relation to human rights and social, political and cultural change, whilst Variety Acts at De La Warr Pavilion aimed to reflect the ways in which many contemporary artists are engaging with, or re-appropriating, popular cultural forms in their practices and talking to new audiences in new ways.
The Agency also develops stranded activities such as Restock, Rethink, Reflect which is a programme of initiatives for artists who are exploring and questioning notions of cultural identity, and Live Art Unpacked which extends the Agency’s work into a diversity of international contexts, and furthers collaborations with partner organisations and artists.