The Live Art Development Agency works on a range of strategies to further the dissemination and awareness of Live Art practices in the UK and internationally, including profile-raising projects, presentations, and reports.
The Agency's profile-raising projects include the cdrom Wigs of Wonderment (2002) produced in collaboration with the African and Asian Visual Arts Archive (AAVAA) and motiroti, and Documenting Live (2008) to address the gap in the documentation of work by artists from culturally diverse backgrounds; Joshua Sofaer's The Performance Pack (2004) produced in collaboration with Tate to highlight the relationship between fine art and performance; Joshua Sofaer’s The Many Headed Monster resource (2010) to highlight relationships between art and audiences; and Programme Notes: Case Studies for Locating Experimental Theatre (2007), a publication commissioned by Arts Council England.
The Agency regularly presents talks at international festivals and events about Live Art and the kinds of cultural strategies that have been developed in the UK to support new ways of working. The Agency also works in partnership with artists and institutions on public debates advocating Live Art practices and approaches, including the SPILL Symposium in London for Pacitti Company's SPILL Festival (2007); Trans:actions, a series of talks on commerce and the culture of Performance for ARCO 08 in Madrid; and Labour Practices for David Roberts Art Foundation’s At Your Service programme (2009).
The Agency curates Live Art film programmes to illustrate a diversity of thematics and issues for exhibition or theatrical screenings within a wide range of contexts. These have included the International Performance Festival, in Cali, Colombia; the About Time season at Project Arts Centre, Dublin; the Church Ale Festival at Home Suffolk; Video Fronteras in Spain; the British Council in Taiwan; and Project Room MADRE in Naples.
The Agency also writes reports on the challenges and possibilities of Live Art and strategies for its future development, including Focus Live Art for Arts Council England and the Live Art Vision Paper for Live Art UK.
With Live Art UK, the Agency works to promote the understanding of Live Art practice, grow and develop audiences for Live Art, and inform regional and national policy and provision for Live Art. In 2010, the Agency published Live Art UK’s In Time: A Collection of Live Art Case Studies.