LADA regrets that, in the interests of the safety of our artists, collaborators, audiences, community and staff, the doors to our office and Study Room are still closed and all planned public events postponed for the foreseeable future.
The LADA team are working from our homes on ways to support artists and arts workers hit by the crisis. We remain a resource for our community and are keeping our open calls open, developing new opportunities for artists, offering a wide range of free resources, and planning online programmes.
We are also continually gathering artistic and practical information and resources offered by others to support artists and arts workers hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
For all this information, see our Covid-19 Resources & Support page.
Please make sure to stay indoors, regularly wash your hands, and take care of yourself.COVID-19 Support & Resources
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
We present regular public talks, screenings and events at The Garrett Centre and elsewhere. All our events are free to attend.
A screening of A Declaration of Independence, a film documenting the first iteration of A Declaration of Independence in June 2018 at LADA, performed by Selina Rose, Paula Pinho Martins Nacif, Chloe Filani, Marwa Belghazi, Buki Bayode, Foluke Taylor, and Aisha Mohammed.Read more
A three-day gathering, bringing all the performingbordersLIVE20 together to reimagine borders-free collaborative Live Art practices.Read more
An online event to celebrate the launch of artist and writer Tara Fatehi Irani’s new book Mishandled Archive, published by LADA. Be ready for some dressing up and shaking shoulders.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.
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.
We’ve created this short film on the occasion of our 20th Anniversary which looks back at 20 years of our work. The film features archive material from our projects and initiatives as well as interviews with Katy Baird, Lauren Barri Holstein, Season Butler, vacuum cleaner, Tim Etchells, Marcia Farquhar, Brian Lobel, Stacy Makishi, Nando Messias and Martin O’Brien.
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
Curatorial projects and programmes featuring ground-breaking artists and developing new contexts, dialogues, and audiences.
An unprecedented research project into Live Art in the UK.Read more
A research project led by Clare Daly in a collaboration between LADA and the Department of Drama at the University of Roehampton, funded by the TECHNE doctoral awards scheme.Read more
LADA is delighted to announce that our proposal on behalf of LADA & Live Art UK and Gasworks & Triangle Network has been accepted into the Accelerator Programme.Read more
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.
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:
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
LADA Statement of Commitment on organisational change and racial equalityRead more
The recipients of LADA’s online collaborative residencies are the artist Jet Moon and her client ‘Giani’, and the artists Jemima Yong and Kei Franklin.Read more