Performing Rights is an ongoing programme of events curated and produced in collaboration with organisations and events in the UK and around the world. Performing Rights has developed from a 2006 partnership between the Live Art Development Agency Queen Mary, University of London, East End Collaborations and Performance Studies international, and continues as a collaboration between the Agency and Lois Weaver of Queen Mary.
In these times of increasing conflicts, injustices, and inequities, Performing Rights sets out to reflect the kinds of creative strategies artists are using to effect social, cultural and political change; to illustrate new models of relationships between art and activism; and to consider the role and responsibilities of artists, curators, and performance itself, in the understanding, enactment and sustenance of human rights.
Performing Rights events include performances, presentations, lectures, discussions, screenings, installations and interventions around ideas of performance and human rights.
Performing Rights programmes also feature The Library of Performing Rights, an ever expanding physical resource containing materials submitted by artists, activists and academics from around the world. The Library is housed in the Agency’s Study Room, and is available for tour (see link below). A website for the duration of the year of PSi12 was also developed and there are plans for a virtual library to be reinstated and re-activated as part of a new initiative in 2012.
Performing Rights programmes include:
Corpo-Copia, Brazil, 2012
PSi #12: Performing Rights, London, 2006
Performing Rights Vienna, 2007
Performing Rights Glasgow, 2008
The Long Table on Performing Rights, 2008
Library of Performing Rights On Tour
Call for new submissions for The Library of Performing Rights' tour to Brazil and Latin American in 2012.