DIY: 2013 – Call For Participants

Our Call for Participants is now closed.

More info about DIY.

More info about DIY 10: 2013.

DIY10 is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to take part in unusual training and professional development projects conceived and run BY artists FOR artists.
To mark the tenth anniversary of DIY, 2013 is a bumper year with 23 projects for both emergent and experienced practitioners taking place across the UK between July and November 2013.

DIY10 projects represent a wide variety of approaches and subjects including feminism, masculinity, cage fighting, lap dancing, revisiting regret, Elvis impersonators, socially engaged practices, online protest, Calamity Jane, sleepovers, rebirthing, and much, much more.

You can read a list of projects here.

Applications are now closed.

Participation in most DIY projects is free of charge. Some projects may necessitate a small financial contribution from participants to cover particular expenses.

If you require further information about any of these projects or artists, please contact the Live Art Development Agency at [email protected]

DIY 10 is a Live Art Development Agency initiative developed in collaboration with the following partners: Abandon Normal Devices (North West), Artsadmin (national), Buzzcut with Imaginate(Scotland), Cambridge Junction (East), Chapter Arts Centre (Wales), Chelsea Theatre (London),Colchester Arts Centre (East), Compass Live Art (Yorkshire), Duckie (London), Fierce Festival(West Midlands), Forest Fringe (Scotland), In Between Time (South West), Live at LICA (North West), National Theatre Wales (Wales), Norwich Arts Centre (East), Platform (national), The Showroom, University of Chichester (South East), Sound and Music (national), Yorkshire Sculpture Park (Yorkshire), The Works: Dance and Theatre Cornwall and University College Falmouth (South West). With additional support from Create (Ireland).


Feedback from DIY9:2012 participants:

A life-changing weekend in Morecambe.” Participant in Nigel & Louise’s DIY

Aside from being satiated by the whole experience from start to finish I think the few days we spent together will have a real impact on my practice – I’m not sure how yet – but feel certain I learnt something profound and deep. About myself, about others, about making.” Participant in Zierle & Carter’s DIY.

Thank you so much for a fabulous weekend. I think the main thing I’m thanking you for is this feeling that still remains deep in my gut, which I haven’t yet come to know, connect or otherwise identify, but seems to be something that I care deeply about, want to treasure and yet not destroy by taking apart too roughly. I may know it better in a few days, or weeks, or months. These things permeate slowly, I tend to find.” Participant in Dickie Beau’s DIY

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Unusual professional development projects conceived and run BY artists FOR artists

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