The Live Art Advisory Network (LAAN) is a partnership between Live Art Development Agency and Artsadmin.
LAAN draws together the distinct expertise of the organisations to support the professional development of London-based artists.
LAAN runs the regular Talking Shop open access advisory sessions for emerging artists. Through their separate organisations, LAAN also provides a range of online resources, details of which can be found below.
Mission: The Live Art Development Agency offers resources, professional development initiatives, projects and publishing for the support and development of Live Art practices and critical discourses in the UK and internationally.
All of the Agency’s work is undertaken strategically, in partnership, and in consultation with artists and organisations in the cultural sector with the aim of responding to the innovative, diverse and shifting nature of Live Art, and contributing to the development of new art, artists, audiences, contexts, discourses, and policy.
The Agency houses an open access Study Room research facility; runs Unbound, an online shop for Live Art books, DVDs, and editions; pioneers models of artistic and professional development, dialogue and debate; contributes to research culture, knowledge transfer and pedagogy; and develops new ways of increasing access to, and engagement with, Live Art through programming and publishing projects.
Artsadmin makes art happen. Our vision is to be an arts lab for the 21st Century for the creation of performance, site-specific and interdisciplinary work, where the innovative, experimental and unusual are nurtured. We do this by:
As artists continue to question the world, to push boundaries and challenge preconceptions, our role is to help them to do it.
Banner image credit:
Talking Shop special event at Matt Roberts Art Project Space, 2010.