DIY 14 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.
“The diverse workshop exercises placed me out of my comfort zone and was just what I was looking for to challenge myself in to new ways of thinking and making.” – Participant in Eloise Fornieles' You're An Animal!, DIY 13.
“It was like an ideal version of what I imagined it was going to be. As though if someone told you a storybook version of it, then that would be it.” – Participant in James Stenhouse's Survival Skills for Artists, DIY 13.
25 DIY projects and 3 DIY+ projects for both emergent and experienced practitioners will take place across the UK between July and November. Together, these opportunities represent a huge variety of subjects and approaches from across Live Art including (but not limited to) audaciousness, sensory perception, the penetrated male, embodied Islam, neurodiversity, ecocentric performance-making, displacement, sadomasochism, sound and blackness, the queering of sport, definitions of diversity, underwater living, sex, grief, ageing, and a pilgrimage in the footsteps of Dracula.
DIY+ is a new initiative that has been created to facilitate more ambitious DIY projects than we have previously been able to support. These 3 projects represent a step up from our regular DIY programme, either in terms of scale and scope, materials and resources, and/or which offer participant artists an increased or deeper level of engagement. DIY+ is supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation.
The DIY lead artists self determine and run their own projects, which includes defining the participants’ application and selection process. If you have any questions about a DIY project, please follow the ‘contact’ link on each DIY project page.
The closing date for most applications is 19 June 2017 (for Martin O'Brien's DIY+ it is 2 June) and you may apply to as many as you wish. All DIY and DIY+ projects are free to participate in.
(All projects are NOW CLOSED.)
Applications are now closed.
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Professional development projects by artists for artists across the UK
It’s about sex. Sex as education. Sex re-education.Read more
“Why should anybody listen to you if you are not a good neighbour?”Read more
A human flea circus 3 day residency with the StenchWenchRead more
Destroy and rebuild the world of performance and make it weirder and awkwarder and wonderfuler, just like youRead more
A two day research and sharing retreat investigating definitions of ‘diversity’Read more
Reimagining the neurodiverse performance spaceRead more
Let’s explore together the potential for connection and humanity by creating new rituals to deal with deathRead more
a creative enema of filthy writing, subversive image making and public interventions ‘via the back door’Read more
A traditional seaside weekender for ageing artists with a punk/anarchic ethosRead more
Queer people exploring our queer bodies by chatting, kicking footballs, gentle boxing stuff, rapping, running, dancing…Read more
An acoustic investigation of the Suffolk coast for composers and sonic artistsRead more
Fuck your extraction economyRead more
Five days making your own skin-on-frame coracle somewhere outside in Northumbria and thinking about things quite a bitRead more
A workshop for artists working with sound and performance using the black diaspora as their centre of navigationRead more
A reckless retreat exploring the possibilities of audaciousness culminating in a strictly one-off performanceRead more
A curious, performative invitation towards embodied practices of the Islamic faithRead more
Entangling personal stories of leaving behind and moving aheadRead more
A symposium, on land and in water, for adapting to life on an inundated planetRead more
A playfully theatrical DIY for trans, intersex, non-binary and genderqueer artists exploring notions of realness through the desires of a wooden puppet to be “a real boy”.Read more
Exploring neuro-mythology, Haitian Vodou dance, and atypical perceptionRead more
Restless Study will be a space for people to study which privileges restlessness and distraction over focus and concentration. We will generate, manipulate and circulate objects of study, including text, conversation, image, action, movement, and beyond. We will throw off the shackles of goal-oriented education to reclaim study as a vital, liberatory mode of being in dialogue with others!Read more