DIY: 2019

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.

DIY16 has a wide range of partner organisations from Manchester to Folkestone, St Helens to Suffolk, with a huge veriay of briefs including 3 DIYs that are supported by Live Art UK’s Diverse Actions initiative.

For 2019 we have increased the award to £1,600 – to allow for a £100 allocation in every budget for participant expenses – as a gesture of our commitment to making DIYs as accessible as possible

Our Call for Proposals is now closed.

Our Call for Participants is now closed.

The FAQ for DIY applicants has been updated for 2019. Please read it fully before submitting your application.

DIYs this year are supported by: Artsadmin (London), Artshouse (Jersey), BUZZCUT (Glasgow), Cambridge Junction (Cambridge), Colchester Arts Centre (Colchester), DaDa Fest (Liverpool), Dance4 (Nottingham), Heart of Glass (St Helens), Home Live Art (Hastings), HOME (Manchester) LADA (London), Live Art Bistro (Leeds), Live Art UK (national), Folkestone Fringe (Folkestone), Lancaster Arts (Lancaster), Marlborough Pub & Theatre (Brighton), National Theatre (London), ]performance s p a c e[ (Folkestone), Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Scottish Sculpture Workshop (Aberdeenshire), Tate Liverpool (Liverpool), Whitstable Biennale (inviting proposals for Swale and Medway).

About DIY

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 £1,600 to cover fees and all direct project costs including venue hire, travel, materials and hospitality. In 2019 we have increased the award to £1,600 to include a £100 allocation to help cover participant expenses.

The annual ‘DIY Picnic’, a final networking event for all participants, lead artists and DIY partners, will take place in London on Saturday 30 November 2019 following the completion of this year’s projects.

DIY Projects

These are the projects included in this years DIY programme. Applications have now closed. Please sign up to our mailing list to be kept up to date about next years programme.

DIY: 2019 – Adam Patterson: Green Screen Charivari

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Parading for the right to be unfixed, letting surfaces slip and slide, transgressing horizons, bodies, identities and worlds

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DIY: 2019 – Adriana Disman: The confusing space between

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A residential workshop for multi-racial performance people on an island in the English Channel.

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DIY: 2019 – Ania Bas & Amy Pennington: Performance for shy people. Playwriting for dyslexics.

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Two day experiment at performance production by shy people and performance writing by bad spellers.

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DIY: 2019 – Bean & Nicola Woodham: (de)coding performance

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Learn to build and program wearable sensors for use in sound based live art.

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DIY: 2019 – Beverly Thomas: The Silence

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A 4 day residential workshop for artists of Colour to explore silence and revitalize their creativity.

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DIY: 2019 – Cade and MacAskill: The Making of Pinocchio

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A playfully theatrical DIY for trans, intersex, non-binary and genderqueer artists exploring notions of realness through the desires of a wooden puppet to be “a real boy”.

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DIY: 2019 – Charlie Ashwell & Es Morgan: ANDROGYNY!

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A weekend of dance and discussion for anyone interested in thinking about gender through dancing.

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DIY: 2019 – Claire MacDonald: Curse Bless me Now

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Daring to curse. Blessing when the world is ending.

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DIY: 2019 – Daniel Oliver: Scripting Unscriptable Performance

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Writing down and getting someone else to perform performances that can not or should not be written down and given to someone else to perform.

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DIY: 2019 – Edythe Woolley: SWEAT: the sky leaks I leak

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Un-straightening, leaking and oozing towards queer entanglement, through an embodied practice of sweating.

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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: 2019 – Jack Tan & Annie Jael Kwan: Potluck Stories

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A weekend of intercultural grocery shopping, culinary adventures and sharing stories about ingredients, journeys, migration, nationality and material culture.

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DIY: 2019 – Jenny Gaskell: Have you tried screaming your heart out and pretending to be Cher?

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Creating a connection practice based on karaoke and daydreaming and oversharing and shared chips

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DIY: 2019 – Lateisha Davine Lovelace-Hanson: To The Ritual Knowledge Of Remembering

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3 day immersive workshop, exploring the body, ancestral memory and the land. To liberate creative actions towards a Decolonised Future.

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DIY: 2019 – Liat Rosenthal & Alex Eisenberg: Shiduchs, Shabbes and Shmucks

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Exploring artist responses to Jewishness and antisemitism by spending Shabbat (the Jewish day of rest) together.

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DIY: 2019 – Oozing Gloop: COMMUCRACY NOW

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Creating a revolutionary vanguard that will develop and present a new economy of government; COMMUCRACY.

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DIY: 2019 – Phoebe Patey-Ferguson & FK Alexander & Andre Neely: THE CULT

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Are you feeling fed up and pissed off? Are you confused and overwhelmed? Are you isolated and unfulfilled? Are you ready to welcome ART into your life? THE CULT WELCOMES YOU.

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DIY: 2019 – Quiplash: Unsightly Drag

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Bringing visually impaired queers and drag performers together to share skills and fuck shit up.

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DIY: 2019 – Stacy Makishi: Proud Mary!

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What’dya get when you cross: Tina Turner, Mary Wollstonecraft and The Virgin Mary? A Proud Mary! The triple-decker-mother of workshops!

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DIY: 2019 – The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein: ’Attack of the 50 Foot Woman’

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Reimagining Scale, Ambition and Access for Monsters in Performance, through the lens of Feminist Sci-Fi

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DIY: 2019 – Tim Jeeves & Lena Simic: The Party Calls You

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Between climate breakdown, austerity and Brexit, the UK is facing its greatest political crisis in decades. What place is there for artists within the UK’s political institutions?

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DIY: 2019 – VORTESSA (Lady Helena Vortex and Miss Giovanna Maria Casetta): GILF Island

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Pack your cases, ready to embark on a Dark Romance of the ageing self, Exploring, releasing and adoring the inner GILF

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From DIY15: How the Fuck..? lead by Katherine Araniello and Teresa Albor (picture by Alex Eisenberg)

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