Throughout the extended period of uncertainty and lockdown we have been working hard with all the brilliant lead artists and partners across the UK and Europe to get DIY 2020/21 up and running.
DIY 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.
The ethos of DIY has always been artist-lead and experimental, and this very much remains the case, however in response to the impact of Covid 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 2020/21 has supported over 25 projects, with many of them being hosted online, as well as those which will 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.
This page contains information on DIY projects which are currently recruiting participants.read about the DIY 2020/21 programme
Wrap Live is led by TINK + EFI and explores sensory under-load for neurodivergent artists, with workshop activities leading up progressively to participating (or observing) in a full body wrap.more info and to apply
A list of the artist development workshops being run as part of DIY 2020.
Artistic practice as queer civics: a series of online encounters about making better worlds through lived experience, material support, fun, and mutation.Read 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
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
Social life marooned like Tom Hanks in Castaway? Don’t befriend a volleyball, get social at Live Art Social (distance) Club!Read more
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
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 JerseyRead more
Interested in using Live Art to create lo-fi short films exploring mental health and queer culture?Read more
“… Money talks, Dirty cash I want you, dirty cash I need you, oho”Read more
Autobiographical sessions for postcolonial diaspora. Bodies as places of legacy; voice as ancestral calling; sharing stories; rituals; being vulnerable together.Read more
Conversations on expanded multi-dimensional ideas of anatomy, divination, geography and language, seeking to bring transformational movement to ideas of trauma and healing as they are shaped by oppressive systems and given form in our bodiesRead more
“We will each immerse ourselves in a nearby forest and co-generate shared experiences through a series of synchronous somatic exercises and collective reading online. These activities will be the departure point for writing ghost stories and erotica.”Read more
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
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
A workshop aimed at fans and future fans of the late great Katherine Araniello, a queer, crip, red-headed firebrand whose work lives on to disturb and tantalize in equal measure.Read more
An online residency queerying ‘The politics of Intimacy’ within our bodies and lives as well as in our creative practice/sRead more
A Way Away uses the mode of correspondence course to explore ideas around distance – spatial and temporal, physical and social, imagined and real.Read more
Taking an experimental journey of gentle sensory under-load, progressively leading up to observing or participating in a full body wrap.Read more
A 3-day expedition to find out what it means to survive as an artistRead more
for the dancer who doesn’t give a fuck about being professionalRead more