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One To One – Individual Artists’ Bursaries in Live Art 2002/2003

One To One – Individual Artists' Bursaries in Live Art 2002/2003

The Live Art Development Agency is delighted to announce that seven London based artists have been awarded One To One bursaries for 2002/2003. Now in its fourth year the bursary scheme is supported by the Arts Programmes Unit of London Arts.

The One To One 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.

The bursaries were selected by a small advisory panel composed of Robert Ayers (artist, curator and academic), Simon Casson (promoter), Helen Paris (artist and previous bursary recipient), Vanessa Richards (artist and previous bursary recipient), and Lois Keidan and Daniel Brine (Live Art Development Agency).

The One To One 2002/2003 artists

The seven One To One bursary artists for 2002/2003 represent a diversity of constituencies and practices and cover a range of process based programmes.

Leslie Hill
To develop ideas and frameworks on questions of 'place' and 'placelessness', particularly looking at quantum physics as a means of exploring 'liveness' and the relationship between DNA and autobiography in timely ways. The process will be led by performative writing strategies.

Nina Pope
To examine a range of thematic concerns from notions of 'collaboration' to enquiries into the nature of a 'live event' to explorations into what constitutes a socially engaged practice through applied research and dialogues with key artists.

Oreet Ashery
To further develop, through a series of experiments, fictional character performer interactions in both real time and virtual encounters. The bursary programme will also facilitate research into a performative website.

Robin Deacon
To research the sitings and contextualisation of specific aspects of his practice, particularly the role of parody and the relationship of his live practice to other performance genres, through enquiries into skills, humour, ambience, responsibility and writing.

Ian Breakwell
To further develop archaeological research methods in relation to his own past work, to trigger processes of developing new works and to enable the pursuit of a multiplicity of parallel strands. The enquiries will focus on self portraiture and audience interactivity.

Howard Matthew
To address different strategies in relation to audiences and the context of his work through a series of treatments, including A Solipsistic Model (via keeping a daily log) and An Instructive Model (via case studies in different occupations).

George Chakravarthi
To further an autobiographical practice based on cultural and religious heritage by undertaking study into the rituals, language, food and etiquette of Indian culture and through this to seek out and investigate the roots of a personal identity.


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 Development 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.

An archive copy of the One To One 2002/03 guidelines is available on this site.

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