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.

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

More information and how to apply
DIY 2020: Hope Machines, Ben Walters. 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

More information and how to apply
DIY 2020: Donna Haraway’s ‘Storytelling for Earthly Survival’ - Image credit: Elise Darlow

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.

This DIY is run in partnership with ArtHouse Jersey

More information and how to apply
DIY 2020: Doing, Undoing... and Doing Again

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 – 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: 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

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Also

DIY: 2020 – Call for Proposals

Professional development projects – BY artists FOR artists – across the UK.

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DIY: 2017 – Sara Zaltash: Approaches to Embodied Islam

DIY

A curious, performative invitation towards embodied practices of the Islamic faith

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DIY: 2018 – Katie Etheridge & Simon Persighetti: DIY Twin Town

DIY

Connect, exchange, celebrate and create a Live Art Twinning Ceremony!

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