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Twelve Days of Unbound

4 December 2020

2020’s Unbound seasonal sale is Twelve Days of Unbound – 12 days of 12 guest editors with each recommending books or films or editions that they would like to give or receive as festive gifts, and all offered at 12% discount.

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Annual Review 2019/20

26 June 2020

Highlighting a selection of LADA’s projects and initiatives we have produced between April 2019 – March 2020

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LADA Statement of Commitment on organisational change and racial equity

23 June 2020

LADA Statement of Commitment on organisational change and racial equality

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Online collaborative residencies: recipients announced

17 June 2020

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.

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Katherine Araniello Bursary Awards: recipients announced

28 May 2020

We are delighted to announce that the recipients of the Katherine Araniello Bursary awards are Katayoun Jalilipour and Tammy Reynolds.

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Future Proofing bursary recipient: Aislinn Evans

14 April 2020

We are delighted to announce that Aislinn Evans has been awarded the 2020 Future Proofing bursary

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Covid-19 Statement

17 March 2020

LADA regrets to announce that in the interests of the safety of our artists, collaborators, audiences, community and staff, we are closing our office and Study Room, and postponing all events until the beginning of May, at the earliest.

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Diverse Actions: SKIN in the GAME – Documentation and Responses

27 February 2020

Documentation and responses to SKIN IN THE GAME, a symposium on cultural diversity and Live Art organised by Diverse Actions.

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‘A Sleight of Hand lesson’ at LADA

7 February 2020

Kay Hyatt placed the winning bid for one of the Live Art experiences auctioned at LADA’s anniversary gala.

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A Conference about Animals of Manchester

16 January 2020

A critical response to Animals of Manchester, written by Maddy Costa and Mary Paterson

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Video: 20 Years of LADA

14 January 2020

We’ve created this short film on the occasion of our 20th Anniversary which looks back at 20 years of our work.

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‘Self-harm performance’, a blog by Leticia Izquierdo Díaz

18 December 2019

In this blog, artist and researcher Leticia Izquierdo Díaz reflects on research undertaken during a residency at LADA.

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New LADA Staff Members

15 November 2019

We are delighted to announce the appointment of three new members of LADA staff.

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performingborders | LIVE 2019 – PERFORMANCE FOR CAMERA COMMISSIONS

14 August 2019

Watch our two performingborders commissions by Tara Fatehi Irani and Istanbul Queer Art Collective

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Live Art Now: Documentation

12 August 2019

Documentation of a day of discussions around kickstarting and maintaining a Live Art practice.

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A response to ‘Take the Money and Run: Power, Money and Counter-Power’ by Lewis Church

9 August 2019

A response by Lewis Church to ‘Take the Money and Run: Power, Money and Counter-Power’, an event considering how we might build for future struggles to free art and artists from their dependency on the proceeds of toxic capitalism.

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A major research project into the histories and futures of the Live Art sector in the UK

8 August 2019

A major research project into the histories and futures of the Live Art sector in the UK

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A Podcast for All Animals

7 August 2019

A podcast created during Animals of Manchester (including HUMANZ), LADA’s collaboration with Theatre of Research for Manchester International Festival 2019

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Ivy Monteiro –  a performance lecture on queer spirituality and Afrofuturism

30 July 2019

Ivy gave a public presentation at LADA in July 2019, about their work and issues of queer spirituality and Afrofuturism

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Wrongness by Thinker-in-Residence Hester Chillingworth

8 July 2019

A blog by LADA Thinker-in-Residence Hester Chillingworth on Live Art and Wrongness.

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Annie Jael Kwan, Practice-as-research: PASAR

12 June 2019

Annie Jael Kwan discusses the research of their Diverse Actions Leadership Bursary

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Some thoughts on Arthole and the trustworthiness of friends by Alex Mahon CEO of Channel 4

28 May 2019

Alex Mahon, CEO of Channel 4 talks about her experience of becoming LADA’s second Arthole Award Patron

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Annual Review 2018/19

28 May 2019

Highlighting a selection of LADA’s projects and initiatives we have produced between April 2018 – March 2019

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Announcing Diverse Actions Leadership Bursaries recipients 2019/20

1 May 2019

The third iteration of LADA’s Diverse Actions Leadership Bursaries have been awarded to Travis Alabanza and Annie Jael Kwan

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Rhiannon Armstrong is the recipient of the 2019 Adrian Howells Award

29 March 2019

The Award aims to celebrate the intimate work that Adrian pioneered and excelled.

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Andrea Pagnes’ (VestAndPage) response to Franko B’s ‘Because of Love’

27 March 2019

LADA are pleased to make exclusively available Reading, Because of Love, curator Andrea Pagnes’ brilliant response to Franko B’s Because of Love.

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New Studio Manager at LADA

19 March 2019

Ben William Harris joined LADA as Studio Manager in March 2019

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MA Live Art: Images of students’ work created with Holly Revell – a blog

4 March 2019

Profiling the photographic collaborations between a number of students on the MA Live Art and artist Holly Revell.

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Edge of an Era: Archive, announcement of commissioned artists

16 October 2018

The artists have been commissioned to respond to artists and work from a series of seminal performance events which took place in the 1980s

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LADA and the ANTI Festival Prize for Live Art Jury

18 September 2018

LADA’s co-founder and co-director Lois Keidan was part of the Anti Festival 2018, international prize jury

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LADA Job Opportunity: Executive Director

9 August 2018

This is an unprecedented opportunity for a dynamic individual to join LADA and significantly contribute to shaping its future

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Future States by Áine Phillips: No.4

1 August 2018

Helena Walsh’ presentation at ‘Border Patrollers’ event on 19 July 2018

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Future States by Áine Phillips: No.3

24 July 2018

What happened at Border Patrollers on 19 July 2018?

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Future States by Áine Phillips: No.2

18 July 2018

The second of a series of blogs charting the development of ‘Future States’ a Live Art project looking at the relationship between Ireland and the UK, especially in the context of a post-Brexit future

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Future States by Áine Phillips: No.1

17 July 2018

A blog charting the development of ‘Future States’ a Live Art project looking at the relationship between Ireland and the UK, especially in the context of a post-Brexit future

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Last Night Art Saved My Life: strategies for surviving

12 July 2018

James Zatka-Haas review for Disability Arts Online on LADA’s series of discussions about arts and mental health in June 2018

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Risky Thinking: Form, Live Art and Young People by Thinker in Residence Hester Chillingworth

15 June 2018

Read Thinker in Residence Hester Chillingworth’s text on Kids, Families, Gender and Live Art from an event at LADA in May 2018

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LADA Annual Review 2017/18

30 May 2018

LADA’s 2017/18 Annual Review is now is available to view online

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max+noa invite you to donate a plant to LADA

17 May 2018

Everyone who has some kind of history with LADA is invited to donate their own plants to be part of a collective planting

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Ethical Funding Policy & Procedures 2018

16 May 2018

LADA has updated their Ethical Funding Policy & Procedures

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Amy Rosa receives The Adrian Howells Award for Intimate Performance

2 May 2018

Celebrating and furthering the legacy of Adrian Howells in the field of intimate performance

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Mishandled Archive

19 April 2018

Tara Fatehi Irani writes on her year-long project, making 365 performance-installations which shared micro-histories from her family archive from Tehran

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