We are excited to share LADA’s 2019/20 Annual Review, highlighting a selection of the many events, opportunities, publications and research projects that we have produced between April 2019 – March 2020.
2019-20 was a packed year: we celebrated our 20th anniversary with publications, films, artworks, events and a spectacular fundraising Gala; we collaborated on an epic intergenerational and interspecies project for Manchester International Festival; we launched an unprecedented research project into the histories and futures of Live Art in partnership with Arts Council England and Live Art UK; we facilitated 24 artist-led professional development DIYs across the UK; we produced an expansive body of new publications and online resources; we hosted all kinds of activities at our home at The Garrett Centre; and we welcomed a new LADA team.
Like everyone else, LADA’s 2019-20 ended under the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic. Although we closed the doors of our space on 17th March 2020 and postponed all planned events, the LADA team continued working remotely – acting as a resource for our communities, providing information and advice for artists and arts workers, keeping calls for ideas open, developing online programmes, and setting up commissioning opportunities for artists in order to support them through dark days.
We send our deepest thanks and appreciation to all those who supported and engaged with our work in 2019-20, and to all the artists who make everything we do possible. Our thoughts are with everyone who has been hit the hardest by Covid-19, and to those whose lives have changed beyond recognition.
The Annual Review is currently available to view online and will be printed in the next few months (if you would like a copy mailed please contact us with your details). The online PDF headings and images are linked to provide more information.
The Live Art Development Agency is delighted to announce that we have re-entered Arts Council England’s National Portfolio.Read more
Interim Director, Ria Righteous, provides a statement on the her current position with LADA and aims for the organisation’s future.Read more
With the help and support of LADA patrons, the former board of directors has now been replaced by a completely new board as of July 2023.Read more
We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this closure may cause throughout the month of August.Read more
Live Art Development Agency is pleased to announce Malik Nashad Sharpe as our second Black Scholars Residency artist.Read more
Live Art Development Agency is pleased to announce Madinah Farhannah Thompson as our first Black Scholars Residency artist.Read more