Live Art Desk Scheme

Ongoing Opportunity

In October 2017, at LADA’s new facility at The Garret Centre (Bethnal Green, London), we launched a subsidised ‘desk space’ scheme for six Live Art Producers, curators, researchers and artists. This scheme expands on LADA’s current Producer-In-Residence scheme.

LADA is open to proposals of all kinds to take residence within our beautiful, light and warm space in Bethnal Green. Whether you need a subsidised space as a base for your ongoing work as an artist or producer, or a space for a specific research project, or for producing a show, or a place for critical writing or to host local action meetings, LADA is open to hearing about your ideas!

We can provide a flexible project space with the following benefits: free Wi-Fi provision; lift access and disabled toilet; access to photocopier, printer, kitchen; use of LADA’s mailing address; access to LADA staff for advice and other support; networking with other producers, curators, researchers and artists; a 10% discount on any Unbound purchases and access to LADA’s Study Room. Subject to availability and timing space can also be made available for meetings and gatherings. We are not able to offer landline telephone access.

Cost: Negotiable.
Access: Preferably 10am-6pm, Monday-Fridays, however, this is negotiable.

Please note: this scheme is fully dedicated to supporting work that benefits the Live Art sector and/or experimental contemporary culture.

The current Desk Scheme users are:

Deborah Pearson
Sally Rose
Sarah Wishart
Tink Flaherty
Manuel Vason

"I have really benefited from the desk space and have fallen in love with the space and the nurturing LADA has given me over the time I have been there."

Biographies

Sarah Wishart

Sarah Wishart is a writer, researcher and artist living and working in London for the last 23 years. Most recently she has been working on a collective residency about small arts Undertow, been the guest editor for the Spring edition of Sluice magazine Perform, Subvert, Transform about art’s fictions with a central article on LADA and the DIY programme. She has a PhD in how the documentation of live art might include the memories of audiences.

In this first year after her PhD, Sarah will be using the LADA desk space to get working on a number of writing projects, a collaborative film project about London and EU migrants with artist Nicholas Middleton, a photography project about geographies of fear. She is also a member of the writers collective and the Executive Producer for the Forest Fringe film project.

Deborah Pearson

Deborah Pearson is a writer, curator and live artist. She frequently tours internationally, having had her work performed in 17 countries, 4 continents, and translated into five languages. She makes work for a variety of contexts – including cinemas, art galleries and theatres. She is also founder and co-director of Forest Fringe and curated the inaugural Summerworks Performance Festival’s Live Art Series and Cameo Live Series. She has a PhD in narrative in performance from Royal Holloway, where she was a Reid Scholar. She has won awards as both an artist and a curator.

Deborah will be using her desk space at LADA to work on tours of her projects History History History, Post-National and The Filibuster, and a book using her PhD research about narrative in contemporary performance.

Banner image credit:

The Garrett Centre, Mansford Street. Image courtesy of the Alex Eisenberg.

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