One To One – Individual Artists’ Bursaries in Live Art 2001/2002

The Live Art Development Agency and London Arts are delighted to announce that eight London based artists have been awarded One To One bursaries for 2001/2002.

Now in its third year the One To One bursary scheme is a joint initiative between the Live Art Development Agency and the Arts Programmes Unit of London Arts. The bursaries are for artists to undertake self determined programmes of process-based work that will stimulate new ideas, develop different ways of working and ultimately enhance their artistic practice. Uniquely, the framework and guidelines for the One To One bursaries were devised in response to the findings of a series of artists' Focus groups run by the Live Art Development Agency in summer 2001.

The bursaries were selected by a small advisory panel composed of Paula Brown (London Arts), Gary Stevens (artist), Ju Row Farr (artist and previous bursary recipient), Laura Godfrey Isaacs (curator), and Lois Keidan and Daniel Brine (Live Art Development Agency).

The One To One 2001/2002 artists

The eight One To One bursary artists for 2001/2002 represent a diversity of constituencies and practices and cover a range of process based programmes.

* Rose English

To undertake a process of exploring process, meditating on a trajectory of methods and meaning. To revisit a personal archive as a means of exploring and effecting an understanding of practice and to evolve a new form of live art 'document' which interacts with live memory and current practice.

* Marcia Farquhar

To clarify the role of writing in performance, expand skills base in digital technology, consider work in wider critical context, engage with other practitioners, and further possibilities of collaboration.

* Mat Fraser 

To research and train in specific performance skills, continue research into freakshows/disability histories, locate and work in the studio on body based skills/practices, continue developing writing on the move, and train in video editing.

* Helena Goldwater

To expand exploration of the 'siting' of work through a series of investigations into Absenteeism: the transient and the absent; the impossibility of the site specific; and audience as performer.

* Kazuko Hohki
To continue to develop practice about identity as an alien, an artist and a woman. To develop storytelling skills and in particular research the underlying thematic and further integrate the use of video and animation.

* Anthony Howell

To advance tango skills in order to explore possibilities of fusion between a recognised form which allows for improvisation and performance art.

* Helen Paris
To interrogate the performer/audience relationships through experimentation with form, content, and medium; and an exploration of 'body memory' through a series of art based and non art based body-centred practices and experiences.

* Joshua Sofaer
To undertake a professional development programme which aims to espouse a new working methodology which escapes the geographical, spatial and time restrictions and test the performative possibilities of different kinds of writing in relation to context and site.

Background to One To One bursary scheme

The exploratory processes and broad based disciplines of Live Art demand different approaches to ideas of art and artists development. Conventional ideas of training, product placement and vertical career trajectories are often unable to effectively address how artists are supported in their artistic and professional development. Under pressure to produce new work and simply survive in the cultural market place, many artists engaging with Live Art are denied opportunities to fully formulate their ideas or their practices or self-determine their role and representation. Moreover, how ideas come into being is a complex process in itself and given that Live Art is grounded in ideas and imagining different ways of approaching art and audiences, supporting the development of new ideas is not only intrinsic to, but is also the driving force of the Live Art sector.

The One To One bursary scheme is one opportunity provided by the Live Art Deelopment Agency which contributes to artists' development by introducing new ways of responding to individual artists and their diverse needs and unpicking and influencing the forces that impact on their practice.

For further information about One To One or any of the participating artists please contact the Live Art Development Agency.

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Marcia Farquhar, image courtesy of the artist

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