Information, Advice and Research

Ongoing Opportunity

The Live Art Development Agency offers information and advice on Live Art projects and practices through this website, by phone and email, and through events such as Talking Shop and individually tailored meetings with UK and international curators, researchers and organisations.

The Live Art Development Agency provides access to research facilities through its Study Room (London), which houses an ever expanding video and DVD collection, a wide range of publications focused on Live Art, visuals arts and performance, British and international arts magazines, information on artists and organisations and a general resource section which includes materials and information on facilities, training, networks, support structures, a range of funding schemes and professional development opportunities. Research visits can be arranged by appointment.

Further Advice

We recommend that individual artists and groups seeking information and advice on their own work and specific projects should book research time in the Study Room and arrange an advisory meeting with Artsadmin.

The Live Art Development Agency also offers support to London-based artists as part of the Live Art Advisory Network.

Book the Study Room

Our key resource which provides a research space for artists, academics, students and other curious folk. Containing over 8,000 items, including out-of-print books and rare documentation, our Study Room, in Bethnal Green, is the world’s largest collection of research materials on Live Art.

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Live Art Advisory Network

Support and advice for artists in London in collaboration with Artsadmin

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Laboratories and workshops

The Agency collaborates on workshops and laboratories with leading UK and international practitioners

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Masterclass with Guillermo Gomez-Pena

A free intensive four day performance masterclass.

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Simplicity and Complicity Workshop

A two-day workshop exploring Live Art and theatre for children

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Young People’s Resource Pack on Live Art

A resource for teachers and students on Live Art and Performance

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Live Art UK

A national network of organisations engaged with all aspects of the development of Live Art in the UK

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Live Art But Were Afraid To Ask…

Information and advice about Live Art for graduates and emerging artists.

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