DIY16 is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to take part in unusual training and professional development projects conceived and run by artists, for artists.
“Nothing I’ve ever done or will ever do again will compare to these two days. It’s over for me now. This opened me up to what a workshop could be”
“If DIY were a school for artists, I would look forward to going every day.”
24 DIY projects for both emergent and experienced practitioners will take place across the UK between July and November. Together, these opportunities represent a huge variety of subjects and approaches, including (but not limited to) ghosting, performance training for introverts, coding, sweating, afrofuturism, Pinocchio and trans identities, ritual remembering for womxn of colour, androgyny, performance writing, and awe-making
The DIY lead artists self determine and run their own projects, which includes defining the participants’ application and selection process. If you have any questions about a DIY project, please follow the contact link at the bottom of each DIY project page.
The initial deadline for applications was Thursday 20 June 2019 however we have a select few DIY’s with extended deadlines below
You may apply to as many as you wish, all DIY projects are free to participate in and some expenses may be covered where possible.
Applications are now closed
Banner image credit:
Artist Rebekah Ubuntu (pictured) courtesy of Early Years and Family, Tate London (2019).
Professional development projects – BY artists FOR artists – across the UK.
Parading for the right to be unfixed, letting surfaces slip and slide, transgressing horizons, bodies, identities and worldsRead more
A residential workshop for multi-racial performance people on an island in the English Channel.Read more
Two day experiment at performance production by shy people and performance writing by bad spellers.Read more
Learn to build and program wearable sensors for use in sound based live art.Read more
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”.Read more
A weekend of dance and discussion for anyone interested in thinking about gender through dancing.Read more
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.Read more
Un-straightening, leaking and oozing towards queer entanglement, through an embodied practice of sweating.Read more
A two-day workshop on the art of sharing in collaborative encounters for artists in the North West.Read more
A weekend of intercultural grocery shopping, culinary adventures and sharing stories about ingredients, journeys, migration, nationality and material culture.Read more
Creating a connection practice based on karaoke and daydreaming and oversharing and shared chipsRead more
3 day immersive workshop, exploring the body, ancestral memory and the land. To liberate creative actions towards a Decolonised Future.Read more
Exploring artist responses to Jewishness and antisemitism by spending Shabbat (the Jewish day of rest) together.Read more
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.Read more
Reimagining Scale, Ambition and Access for Monsters in Performance, through the lens of Feminist Sci-FiRead more
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?Read more
Pack your cases, ready to embark on a Dark Romance of the ageing self, Exploring, releasing and adoring the inner GILFRead 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
An online residency queerying ‘The politics of Intimacy’ within our bodies and lives as well as in our creative practice/sRead more
A retreat for artists of colour to explore how their work journeys in dialogue with futurityRead more