As a Centre for Live Art, all our specialised resources, opportunities, projects and events are driven by our unwavering commitment to experimentation and risk, to the sustainability of our planet, and to difference and diversity in all its forms.
We believe in Live Art as a means to challenge the status quo and initiate meaningful social change.About LADA
The LADA team are set to reopen our Study Room from the 27 June 2023. Thank you for your understanding over the time the room has been closed, we are looking forward to seeing you at the space soon!
All the information on how our new system works is available on our Visit the Study Room page.Visit the Study Room
We present regular public talks, screenings and events online, at The Garrett Centre and elsewhere. All our events are free to attend.
An in-person gathering at LADA celebrating the launch of Taroni-Cividin: Performance, Video, Expanded Cinema (1977-1984)Read more
An in-person gathering at LADA featuring Kelvin Atmadibrata in conversation with selina bonelli. This event is part of LADA’s Intersect series and is curated by performancespace.Read more
An in-person gathering at LADA featuring Jamila Johnson-Small in conversation with Daniela Valz Gen. This event is part of LADA’s Intersect series and is curated by performancespace.Read more
Whether you are an artist, curator, writer, producer, student, educator, researcher or activist, we are here to help you understand, appreciate, dig into, and take inspiration from a huge breadth of Live Art and performance practices – contemporary and historic.How we work
LADA provides professional development opportunities for artists, arts workers, and academics at all stages of their careers.
We provide free-to-access resources for artists, students and professionals. This includes Live Online, our video platform, research facilities, information, downloadable documents, and programming packages.
With Artsadmin, we have compiled a series of links and resources for artists, which we think are useful to artists working in Live Art and contemporary performance in the UK. These FAQs, links and lists of organisations and venues are intended as a starting point for your research and project development.
Our Study Room in Bethnal Green, London contains over 8,000 items, including out-of-print books and rare performance documentation.
You can book your visit today, and search our full Study Room catalogue online.Visit the Study Room
We offer online resources including:
Curatorial projects and programmes featuring ground-breaking artists and developing new contexts, dialogues, and audiences.
Donations help make influential artists’ development initiatives like DIY possible, support new publications and projects by extraordinary artists, and help us buy essential books and DVDs for our Study Room.Donate
LADA is a publisher. The books, films and artists’ editions published and co-published by LADA feature some of the most provocative ideas and practitioners working in Live Art, and pioneering research by thinkers in the field.
As well as partnering with major publishers on key titles, we publish our own books and editioned artworks and collaborate with artists working on independent publications.See our Titles
Unbound, is the world’s only online shop dedicated to Live Art related materials, and features the unusual and independent alongside major critical works. Our carefully-curated selection includes books from major publishers, hard-to-find artists’ editions, and a full range of LADA publications.
As a not-for-profit initiative, buying from Unbound directly benefits the UK’s Live Art infrastructure, with many of our supported artists counting it as a direct funding stream.Find out more