Professional development projects by artists for artists across the UK.
DIY is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run unusual training and professional development projects for other artists.
DIY 14 has a wide range of new partners organisations, and some exciting new developments including three new strands of DIY activity supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, and three DIYs supported by Live Art UK’s new Diverse Actions initiative.
Our Call for Participants is now closed.
Our Call for Proposals to lead a project has now closed.
Artists leading DIY projects in 2017: Bedfellows, Giovanna Maria Casetta, Gareth Cutter & Paul Hughes, Nwando Ebizie & Jonathan Grieve, Tara Fatehi Irani, Bridget Floyer & Susan Merrick, Ellie Griffiths & Greg Sinclair, Madeleine Hodge & Bek Conroy, Catherine Hoffmann, Johanna Linsley & Rebecca Collins, Tuuli Malla, Rachel Mars & Greg Wohead, Jessie McLaughlin, Peter McMaster, Jade Montserrat & Daniella Valz Gen, Malik Nashad Sharpe, Daniel Oliver, Lizzie Philps, Katherina Radeva, Fabiola Santana, Sheaf+Barley, Jack Tan, The Network 11, Zoe Toolan, and Sara Zaltash.
Artists leading DIY+ projects supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation: Toni Lewis and Demi Nandhra, Martin O’Brien, and Sheree Rose.
More information on each project, plus the calls for participants, will be available in May.
DIYs this year are supported by: Access All Areas, Agency for Agency, ARC Stockton, Artsadmin, BUZZCUT, Colchester Arts Centre, Compass Live Art, Create Ireland, Fierce Festival, Folkestone Fringe, Heart of Glass, The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Iniva, Jersey Arts Trust, Lancaster Arts, Live Art Bistro, Live Art Development Agency, The Marlborough Pub & Theatre, National Theatre, Norwich Arts Centre, ]performance s p a c e[, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Snape Maltings, Southbank Centre, SPILL Festival, Steakhouse Live, Tate (Early Years and Family), Whitstable Bienniale, Wunderbar/NewBridge Project.
DIY understands that the development of a Live Art practice is as much about the exploration of ideas and experiences as training in skills and techniques, and past DIY projects have proved to be invaluable experiences for project leaders, participants and organisers alike. DIY supports exciting, innovative and idiosyncratic Live Art professional development projects that offer something new and are geared to the eclectic and often unusual needs of artists whose practices are grounded in challenging and unconventional approaches, forms and concepts.
DIY projects can take any form, can be based anywhere, and can be loosely or rigorously focused on a specific theme/content. We particularly encourage proposals from artists from culturally diverse backgrounds and disabled artists, and artists working in other underrepresented or politicised territories.
Each DIY project receives £1,500 to cover fees and all direct project costs including venue hire, travel, materials and hospitality.
The annual ‘DIY Picnic’, a final networking event for all participants, lead artists and DIY partners, will take place in London on 2 December 2017 following the completion of this year’s projects.
NEW for 2017: Thanks to the support of Jerwood Charitable Foundation, we are offering a series of DIY ‘enhancements’ in 2017:
NEW for 2017: Live Art UK’s Diverse Actions initiative, supported by Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence fund, will facilitate three DIYs led by artists from culturally-diverse backgrounds.
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
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From Curious’s DIY, ‘PRIVATE KEEP OUT!’ (courtesy of the artists)
Unusual professional development projects conceived and run BY artists FOR artists