DIY 2020/21

Ongoing Opportunity

DIY is LADA’s flagship artist opportunity. DIY foregrounds experimental artist-led processes, offering opportunities for artists working in Live Art to take part in unusual training and professional development projects conceived and run by artists, for artists. Bridging the pandemic and extended periods of lockdown, DIY 2020 has involved 27 projects (programmed through open call) in collaboration with 24 national partners. Many of these projects have taken place online, and others have waited for the reopening of physical spaces and will be happening over the coming months.

You can find out more about the projects which are currently recruiting participants here.

 

Andy Field and Christopher Brett Bailey: Scaredy Cats

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 closed.

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Andy Field & Christopher Brett Bailey, DIY 2020: Scaredy Cats. Image credit Colton Sturgeon

Ben Walters: DIY Hope Machines

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

This DIY is run in partnership with Folkestone Fringe.

Applications for this DIY are closed.

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Ben Walters, DIY 2020: Hope Machines. Image credit Zed @ They Them Studio

Chris Bailkoski and Lizz Brady: Pins & Needles

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.

Applications for this DIY are closed.

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

Charlie Ashwell - Restless Study

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!

This DIY is run in partnership with ICA London.

Applications for this DIY are closed.

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Charlie Ashwell, DIY 2020: Restless Study. Image credit: the artist

Clumsy Bodies - What was that noise?

“Horror feels like a genre that speaks to trans experiences, yet is one that has historically demonised us. We invite trans and non-binary artists to watch horror movies with us and playfully experiment with the conventions of horror storytelling so we can reclaim the genre as our own.”

This DIY is run in partnership with Something To Aim For.

Further information about participating in this DIY will be announced in Summer 2021.

Clumsy Bodies, DIY 2020: What is This Noise?. Image credit: the artists

Erkan Affan and Youcef Hadiazi – University of Kuireen

Erkan Affan & Youcef Hadjazi will take on and subvert the structure of the modern, neoliberal university to commission a series of workshops, lectures and performances that amplify queer and trans* voices from the West Asian and North African regions.

This DIY is run in partnership with LADA and the Library of Performing Rights.

Further information about participating in this DIY will be announced in Summer 2021.

Erkan Affan and Youcef Hadiazi, DIY 2020: University of Kuireen

Evan Ifekoya - Abundant Justice (Money Talks)

“A two day workshop immersion for Black and PoC artists where we will, through a series of facilitated conversations; reading and listening sessions; as well as moments for wellness and care, have frank conversations about our current relationship to abundance, scarcity and wealth.”

Applications for this DIY are now closed.

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Evan Ifekoya, DIY 2020 - Studio wall, by Evan Ifekoya 2021

Fabiola Santana - Mothers, Grandmothers, and Their (post) colonial Children

Autobiographical sessions for postcolonial diaspora. Bodies as places of legacy; voice as ancestral calling; sharing stories; rituals; being vulnerable together.

This DIY is run in partnership with Museum of London.

Applications for this DIY are now closed.

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Fabiola Santana, DIY 2020: Black Mothers, Grandmothers & (post)colonial Children. Image credit Will Dickie

Gillie Kleiman: Fat Performance

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.

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DIY 2020: Fat Performance - Gillie Kleiman. Image credit Zuzanna Brzozowska

Giorgia Ohanesian Nardin & Jamila Johnson-Small/SERAFINE1369 – A VAST AND INCIDENTAL KIND OF HOLDING

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 bodies.

This DIY is run in partnership with Cambridge Junction.

Applications for this DIY are now closed.

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Giorgia Ohanesian Nardin & Jamila Johnson-Small, DIY 2020. Image credit © Kamee Abrahamian

Gordon Douglas – That’s Governance!

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 for this DIY are now closed.

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Gordon Douglas, sketch for multi-headed puppet for several performers, 2016. DIY 2020; That’s Governance!

José García Oliva - White Vinegar

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?”.

This DIY is run in partnership with Lancaster Arts.

Applications for this DIY are now closed.

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DIY 2020: White Vinegar - José García Oliva

Harun Morrison & Ofelia Jarl Ortega - Forest as School

“We will immerse ourselves in Epping Forest through a series of somatic exercises and collectively read relevant texts including theory and fiction. These activities will be the departure point for writing, sharing and exploring ghost stories and erotica.”

This DIY is run in partnership with Artsadmin.

Applications for this DIY are now closed.

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Harun Morrison & Ofelia Jarl Ortega, DIY 2020: Forest as School. Image credit: Harun Morrison

Leonie Rousham and Ishwari Bhalerao - Alternative processes of mapping Time and Landscape

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.

Applications for this DIY are now closed.

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

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

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.

Applications for this DIY are now closed.

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Laura McSweeney and Ashleigh Bowmott, DIY 2020: Doing, Undoing... and Doing Again

Louise Orwin - Brave New Worlds

Brave New Worlds invites you on a deep dive into the world of online teenage role play and DISCORD servers. Under the mentorship of real life teenage discord role players, participants will build their own Live Art Community Discord server and digital universe and undertake 48 hours of durational online role play to ask what we can learn about ourselves and our work from these online practices. Standing on the precipice of re-building ourselves and our worlds post COVID19, can we make like teenagers, and begin to imagine brave new worlds for ourselves from our bedrooms?

This DIY is run in partnership with The Place Bedford.

Applications for this DIY are now closed.

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Louise Orwin, DIY 2020: Brave New Worlds

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

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 for this DIY are now closed.

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Lydia Heath, DIY 2020: Public realm as playground. Image credit: Elise Darlow

not/nowhere - Bolex, Bodies and the Afrofuture

“not/nowhere are an artist workers’ cooperative that supports new media practices, in 2021 they will be running a DIY workshop with more details to be announced.

This DIY is run in partnership with Nation Theatre Studio.

Information about how to participate will be forthcoming in Summer 2021.

DIY bolexes

Nwando Ebizie - Lucid Kink

An online workshop for queer artists with mental health issues/disabled  to be alone together using the methodologies of Kink and BDSM in order to develop survival strategies of self-care, consent, and erotic structure. A week of self-pleasure for pre-creativity.

This DIY is run in partnership with Metal Peterborough.

Applications for this DIY are now closed.

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Nwando Ebizie, DIY 2020: Lucid Kink. Image credit: Claire Shovelton

Oriana Fox and Teresa Albor - The Art of the Headfuck: I learned it from Katherine

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. We will mine Katherine’s subversive methodologies, taking the piss in a way that would make her proud, and then go forward to talk back to those who would have us crushed, cured or assimilated.

This DIY is run in partnership with the Wellcome Collection.

Applications for this DIY are now closed.

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Oriana Fox and Teresa Albor, DIY 2020: The Art of the Headfuck: I learned it from Katherine. Image credit: Katherine Araniello, Take Up Space Cabaret, Royal Court Theatre, 2018, by Ali Wright

Raju Rage – Politics of Intimacy in Practice

An online residency queerying ‘The politics of Intimacy’ within our bodies and lives as well as in our creative practice/s.

This DIY is run in partnership with ]performance s p a c e [.

Applications for this DIY are now closed.

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Raju Rage, DIY 2020: Politics of Intimacy in Practice. Image credit: still of Raju Rage performance for Renu, Dancing in the Dark 2018

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.

Applications for this DIY are now closed.

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Rachel Gomme, DIY 2020: Resourcing in the Ruins

Susanne Bosch, Tellervo Kalleinen and Chrissie Tiller - Strengthening the Choir *with thanks to Rebecca Solnit

“We believe socially engaged practice can create political spaces, facilitated by the artist, where an embodied experience of convivial co-existence can lead to deep sharing. We are inviting nine peers to uncover, and harvest, the invisible or tacit knowledge we believe often contributes to the creation of this experience. This will take place through three facilitated sessions from which we intend to create a publication  (online or printed) of the findings.”

This DIY is run in partnership with Heart of Glass.

Applications for this DIY are now closed.

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Susanne Bosch, Tellervo Kalleinen and Chrissie Tiller, DIY 2020: Strengthening the Choir *with thanks to Rebecca Solnit. Image credit Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen

Tim Etchells and Vlatka Horvat - A Way Away: Correspondence Course

A Way Away: Correspondence Course is a peer-to-peer artist development project exploring the idea of distance – spatial and temporal, physical and social, perceived/imagined and real. Approaching distance not only as the topic of our investigation but also as a condition of living, as a situation to work in, as both a material and a tool, A Way Away uses various forms of exchange over distance, including the old genre of correspondence course whereby dispersed participants send materials – actional / performative tasks, thought experiments and writing exercises – to one another by regular post.

This DIY is run in partnership with Heart of Glass.

Applications for this DIY are now closed.

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Tim Etchells and Vlatka Horvat, DIY 2020: A Way Away Correspondence Course

Tink Flaherty and Efi Ntoumouzi - Wrap Live

Exploring Sensory Snderload for neurodivergent artists.

This DIY is run in partnership with Something To Aim For.

Information about how to participate will be announced shortly.

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Tink Flaherty and Efi Ntoumouzi, DIY 2020: Wrap Live

Other projects in DIY 2020/21

A list of the artist development workshops being run as part of DIY 2020.

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!

Read more

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!

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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

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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: Evan Ifekoya – Abundant Justice (Money Talks)

DIY

“… Money talks, Dirty cash I want you, dirty cash I need you, oho”

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DIY 2020: Fabiola Santana – Mothers, Grandmothers, and Their (post) colonial Children

DIY

Autobiographical sessions for postcolonial diaspora. Bodies as places of legacy; voice as ancestral calling; sharing stories; rituals; being vulnerable together.

Read more

DIY 2020: Giorgia Ohanesian Nardin & Jamila Johnson-Small/SERAFINE1369 – A VAST AND INCIDENTAL KIND OF HOLDING

DIY

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 bodies

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: Harun Morrison & Ofelia Jarl Ortega – Forest as Score

DIY

“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

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).

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DIY 2020: Nwando Ebizie – Lucid Kink

DIY

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

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DIY 2020: Oriana Fox and Teresa Albor – The Art of the Headfuck: I learned it from Katherine

DIY

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

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

DIY 2020: Raju Rage – Politics of Intimacy in Practice

DIY

An online residency queerying ‘The politics of Intimacy’ within our bodies and lives as well as in our creative practice/s

Read more

DIY 2020: Tim Etchells and Vlatka Horvat – A Way Away: Correspondence Course

DIY

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

DIY 2020: TINK + EFI – Wrap Live: exploring sensory underload for neurodivergent artists

DIY

Taking an experimental journey of gentle sensory under-load, progressively leading up to observing or participating in a full body wrap.

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DIY 2020/21: Call for Participants

DIY

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

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Also

DIY: 2019 – Fox Irving & Eva Peskin: Step One! Sharing

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A two-day workshop on the art of sharing in collaborative encounters for artists in the North West.

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DIY: 2018 – Marikiscrycrycry: SH4ME/[N0 SH4ME]

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Giving form and function to the dance party

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DIY: 2017 – Bridget Floyer & Susan Merrick: Your Neck Of The Woods

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“Why should anybody listen to you if you are not a good neighbour?”

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DIY Progression: Artist Borderpanic Compendium (edited by Curious)

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Call for submissions from artists living in an emerging UK, a UK on the verge of an EXIT

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DIY: 2005 – Call For Participants

DIY

Unusual professional development projects conceived and run BY artists FOR artists

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