Focus Live Art

Initiated by the Live Art Development Agency with funding from the Arts Council, Focus Live Art was a series of meetings held in September 2001 bringing together key artists, promoters and funders in each English region to consolidate the strengths and achievements of the Live Art sector, to address issues of policy and provision, and to consider solutions for a more sustainable future.

The aim of the Focus Live Art meetings was to focus on the identification of shared challenges and explore strategies to address them in relation to individual practices, regional needs and sector-wide developments.

The three meetings brought together regional grouping in Manchester (Northern Arts, Yorkshire Arts, and North West Arts); Birmingham (West Midlands Arts, East Midlands Arts, and East England Arts); and Brighton (South West Arts, Southern Arts, and South East Arts).

Collectively, the findings of the meetings are already acting as starting points for regional initiatives and can be seen to form the basis of a national overview.

The following links are available on this site:

Summary Report and Findings
Summary of Key Challenges

Minutes of the three regional meetings in

Manchester,
Birmingham and
Brighton

You can also download pdf versions of the report and attachments:

Summary Report and Findings pdf
Summary of Key Challenges pdf

Minutes of the three regional meetings in

Manchester pdf,
Birmingham pdf and
Brighton pdf.

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A series of meetings key artists, promoters and funders in the UK and a major report on the challenges of Live Art

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