Desk Scheme – Call for Proposals

LADA is thrilled to be re-launching our Desk Scheme!

Our space in Bethnal Green offers us the opportunity to provide subsidised desk space for up to five artists, producers, curators, researchers and writers. This scheme has previously accommodated lots of London-based or visiting creatives and helped build lasting local, national and international relationships and networks.

A comfortable, flexible desk space is available and includes the following benefits:

  • access to LADA’s Study Room,
  • Wi-Fi provision,
  • heating,
  • lift access and accessible toilet,
  • access to printer and scanner,
  • access to kitchen (with microwave, hob, kettle, other amenities),
  • free tea and coffee supplies (B.Y.O. milk),
  • use of LADA’s mailing address,
  • access to LADA staff for advice and other support,
  • networking with other artists, producers, curators, researchers and writers,
  • first to hear about LADA events and activities,
  • a 20% discount on any Unbound purchases.

Subject to availability and timing, space may also be made available for meetings and gatherings. We do not offer landline telephone access.

Please note that this scheme is fully dedicated to supporting work that benefits the Live Art sector and/or experimental contemporary culture. 

How to apply

Please briefly summarise your work to date as an artist, producer, curator, researcher, or writer (with references to artists, projects, partners, platforms and/or funders you work or have worked with).

Please also provide a brief description of your working practice and plans for the year ahead, and finally, please say why you would like to participate in this Desk Scheme.

We ask that you keep your statement to 500 words maximum. You may link to supporting documents, webpages or social media sites if you wish.

Please send your expression of interest to Willy Amott at [email protected].

Previous Desk Scheme users include:

Leyneuf Tines
Carrie Foulkes
Benjamin Ord
Emily Russell

Deborah Pearson
Sally Rose
Sarah Wishart
Tink Flaherty
Manuel Vason

"I have really benefited from the desk space and have fallen in love with the space and the nurturing LADA has given me over the time I have been there."

Banner image credit:

The Garrett Centre. Image by Adrian Dutton.


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