DIY 2020: Call for Participants

Throughout lock-down we have been working hard with all the brilliant lead artists and partners across the UK and Europe to get DIY 2020 up and running.

The ethos of DIY has always been artist-lead and experimental, and this very much remains the case, however in the true spirit of 2020, some things about the programme have changed a little bit. Whereas we would usually run the DIY Call for Participants simultaneously in one large open call, this year each project will be running on its own timeline, with this webpage being regularly updated with each projects information and open call as and when they go live.

DIY 2020 will support over 25 projects, with many of them being hosted online, as well as some hoping to be delivered in person in the coming months. Be sure to keep an eye on this webpage as well as our social media and future newsletters for further DIY updates and open calls for participants.

DIY 2020 is LADA’s flagship artist opportunity and is an initiative for artists working in Live Art to take part in unusual training and professional development projects conceived and run by artists, for artists.

Brave New Worlds: Building the Live Art Community Discord Server - Louise Orwin

Make like teenagers and build the Discord fanfiction version of Live Art from your bedroom, under the mentorship of real-life Discord experts (teenagers).

This DIY is run in partnership with The Place Bedford.

Deadline for applications 11:55pm, Monday 26 October.

More information and how to apply
Louise Orwin, DIY 2020: Brave New Worlds

Live Art Social (distance) Club - Stacy Makishi

Social life marooned like Tom Hanks in Castaway? Don’t befriend a volleyball, get social at Live Art Social (distance) Club!

This DIY is run in partnership with Ideas Test.

Deadline for applications: Saturday 1 November.

More information and how to apply
DIY 2020: Live Art Social (distance) Club, image credit Stacy Makish and Vick Ryder

Chris Bailkoski and Lizz Brady - Pins & Needles

Interested in using live art to create lo-fi short films exploring mental health and queer culture?

Pins & Needles is inspired by the Scratch Video movement of creating lo-fi and spontaneous short films as a way of documenting overlooked elements of society and subvert notions of the artform. Using this method of making we will highlight difficulties in presenting work surrounding mental health and queer culture through those artists specifically affected by these issues.

This DIY is run in partnership with HOME Manchester.

Deadline for applications: 11:55pm, Wednesday 4th November, 2020.

More information and how to apply
Chris Bailkoski and Lizz Brady, DIY 2020: Pins & Needles. Image credit: The Crocodiles Say They Cant by Lizz Brady, image credit: Chris Bailkoski

Nwando Ebizie - Lucid Kink

Lucid Kink is an intimate online pleasure LAB for disabled queers exploring Kink as an artistic tool for self-care.

This DIY is run in partnership with Metal Peterborough.

Deadline for applications: 11:55pm, Wednesday 4th November, 2020.

More information and how to apply
Nwando Ebizie, DIY 2020: Lucid Kink. Image credit: Claire Shovelton

Rachel Gomme - Resourcing in the Ruins

A collaborative workshop for those who lost projects in 2020, sharing what we have lost, learned and gained through the Covid-19 crisis. We will come together through ritual, exchange of new and old knowledge and skills, and creating joyfully from the fragments, to build a sense of individual and collective resourcefulness to support us into the uncertain future.

This DIY is run in partnership with Norwich Arts Centre.

Deadline for applications: 11:55pm, Monday 9 November.

More information and how to apply
Rachel Gomme, DIY 2020: Resourcing in the Ruins

Leonie Rousham and Ishwari Bhalerao – Alternative Mapping of Time and Landscap

Leonie and Ishwari will be working to explore alternative processes of mapping time and landscape, moving away from ideas of linearity and colonial legacies of demarcation. Focussing on process rather than production, they will do this using plant-based darkroom printing, fermentation and chorus interventions.

This DIY is run in partnership with Fermynwoods Contemporary Art.

Deadline for applications: 11:55pm, Sunday 30 November, 2020.

More information and how to apply
Leonie Rousham and Ishwari Bhalerao, DIY 2020: Alternative processes of mapping Time and Landscape. Image credit, the artists

Past Open Calls (Applications Now Closed)

That's Governance! - Gordon Douglas

That’s Governance! invites participants to interrogate conditions of governance, and propose, through roleplay, a non-human candidate for SSW’s Board of Trustees.

This DIY is run in partnership with Scottish Sculpture Workshop.

Applications are now closed for this DIY.

For more information and how to apply
Gordon Douglas, sketch for multi-headed puppet for several performers, 2016. DIY 2020; That’s Governance!

Scaredy Cats - Andy Field & Christopher Brett Bailey

We are interested in the things that make us afraid and in the complex relationship that people have with fear. We intend to bring a group of artists together to create a performance whose only purpose is to be frightening.

This DIY is run in partnership with Tate Early Years and Families.

Applications for this DIY are now closed.

For more information and how to apply
Andy Field & Christopher Brett Bailey, DIY 2020: Scaredy Cats. Image credit Colton Sturgeon

Fat Performance - Gillie Kleiman

A six-week collectively-generated course on and in Fat Performance for fat people.

This DIY is run in partnership with Colchester Arts Centre.

Applications for this DIY are now closed.

More information and how to apply
DIY 2020: Fat Performance - Gillie Kleiman. Image credit Zuzanna Brzozowska

White Vinegar - José García Oliva

White Vinegar Workshop revolves around the quote from leading New York artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles “After the revolution, who’s going to pick up the garbage on Monday morning?”.

Applications for this DIY are now closed.

This DIY is run in partnership with Lancaster Arts.

 

For more information and how to apply
DIY 2020: White Vinegar - José García Oliva

Doing, Undoing...and Doing Again - Ashleigh Bowmott and Laura Sweeney

A 3-day remote retreat for six producers, curators and arts administrators who have had to undo their present and future work due to COVID-19. It will be a guided staycation which allows space to those who ‘support’ Live Art, to reflect on “business as usual”, get some much deserved socially-distanced nourishment, and the collective development of radical terms and conditions.

Applications for this DIY are now closed.

This DIY is run in partnership with ArtHouse Jersey

More information and how to apply
Laura McSweeney and Ashleigh Bowmott, DIY 2020: Doing, Undoing... and Doing Again

DIY Hope Machines with Doctor Duckie - Ben Walters

Artistic practice as queer civics: a series of online encounters about making better worlds through lived experience, material support, fun, and mutation.

DIY Hope Machines with Dr.Duckie aims to cultivate artistic forms and processes that generate hopeful agency. At this time of deep uncertainty, jeopardy, and possibility, it invites people to consider their practice as a form of intentional civic action and explore how it might serve the emergence of better worlds.
The online workshop, spread over six weeks and run in collaboration with Folkestone Fringe, consists of individual and group conversations and low-stakes experimental exercises.

This DIY is run in partnership with Folkestone Fringe

Applications are now closed for this DIY.

More information and how to apply
Ben Walters, DIY 2020: Hope Machines. Image credit Zed @ They Them Studio

Public realm as playground: towards a toolkit for earthly survival - Lydia Heath

This DIY project uses performance informed by science fiction, magic, ritual and idiocy to explore how our relationship to the public realm has changed and will continue to change because of COVID-19. It invites participants to think through the wider global implications of this unprecedented situation, how we relate to each other and the spaces we share during times of global crisis.

This DIY is run in partnership with Compass Live Art and hÅb.

Applications are now closed for this DIY.

More information and how to apply
Lydia Heath, DIY 2020: Public realm as playground. Image credit: Elise Darlow

Other projects in DIY 2020: Call for Participants

Apply to participate in DIY 2020; workshops developed and lead BY artists, FOR artists

DIY 2020 – Ben Walters: DIY Hope Machines with Doctor Duckie

DIY

Artistic practice as queer civics: a series of online encounters about making better worlds through lived experience, material support, fun, and mutation.

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DIY 2020 – Charlie Ashwell: Restless Study

DIY

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!

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DIY 2020 – Gillie Kleiman: Fat Performance

DIY

A six-week collectively-generated course on and in Fat Performance for fat people.

Read more

DIY 2020 – Lydia Heath: Public realm as playground: towards a toolkit for earthly survival

DIY

This DIY project uses performance informed by science fiction, magic, ritual and idiocy to explore how our relationship to the public realm has changed and will continue to change because of COVID-19.

Read more

DIY 2020 – Stacy Makishi: Live Art Social (distance) Club

Social life marooned like Tom Hanks in Castaway? Don’t befriend a volleyball, get social at Live Art Social (distance) Club!

Read more

DIY 2020: Andy Field & Christopher Brett Bailey – Scaredy Cats

DIY

We are interested in the things that make us afraid and in the complex relationship that people have with fear. We intend to bring a group of artists together to create a performance whose only purpose is to be frightening.  

Read more

DIY 2020: Ashleigh Bowmott and Laura Sweeney – Doing, Undoing…and Doing Again

DIY

A 3-day remote retreat for six producers, curators and arts administrators who have had to undo their present and future work due to COVID-19. This DIY is run in partnership with ArtHouse Jersey

Read more

DIY 2020: Chris Bailkoski and Lizz Brady – Pins & Needles

DIY

Interested in using Live Art to create lo-fi short films exploring mental health and queer culture?

Read more

DIY 2020: Gordon Douglas – That’s Governance!

DIY

That’s Governance! invites participants to interrogate conditions of governance, and propose, through roleplay, a non-human candidate for Scottish Sculpture Workshop (SSW)’s Board of Trustees.

Read more

DIY 2020: José García Oliva – White Vinegar

DIY

White Vinegar Workshop revolves around the quote from leading New York artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles “After the revolution, who’s going to pick up the garbage on Monday morning?”.

Read more

DIY 2020: Leonie Rousham and Ishwari Bhalerao – Alternative Mapping of Time and Landscape

DIY

Leonie and Ishwari will be working to explore alternative processes of mapping time and landscape, moving away from ideas of linearity and colonial legacies of demarcation. Focussing on process rather than production, they will do this using plant-based darkroom printing, fermentation and chorus interventions.

Read more

DIY 2020: Louise Orwin – Brave New Worlds: Building the Live Art Community Discord Server

DIY

Make like teenagers and build the Discord fanfiction version of Live Art from your bedroom, under the mentorship of real-life Discord experts (teenagers).

Read more

DIY 2020: Nwando Ebizie – Lucid Kink

DIY

An intimate online pleasure LAB for disabled queers exploring Kink as an artistic tool for self-care.

Read more

DIY 2020: Rachel Gomme – Resourcing in the Ruins

DIY

A workshop for artists who lost projects in 2020, sharing what we have lost, learned and gained, creating mourning rituals and (re)discovering our individual and collective resources.

Read more

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