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One To One – Individual Artists’ Bursaries in Live Art 2005/2006

The Live Art Development Agency is delighted to announce that seven London based artists have been awarded One To One bursaries of £8,800 each.

The One To One bursaries provide artistic and professional development opportunities for individual practitioners engaged with Live Art.  The bursary recipients will each undertake a self determined programmes of activity 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 annually since summer 2001.

This year's selection panel consisted of Cathy Butterworth of the Bluecoat Arts Centre, Ali Zaidi of motiroti, artists and academics Joshua Sofaer and David Gale, and Lois Keidan and Daniel Brine of the Live Art Development Agency.  Paula Brown of Arts Council England, London attended as an observer.

One To One was instigated by London Arts in 1999.  The scheme is managed by the Live Art Development Agency with funding from Arts Council England, London.


The One To One 2005/2006 artists


The seven One To One bursary artists for 2005/2006 represent a diversity of constituencies and practices and cover a range of process based programmes.

Stuart Brisley received a bursary to re-examine previous performance actions which have been videoed but not edited, and to explore ways of new interpretation through sound and text.  To undertake this investigation with a video maker.

Shezad Dawood received a bursary to experiment with the ways filmic and theatrical structures can overlap with contemporary visual arts practices.  To undertake this through an exploration of the 'theatre play' as a conceit and in relation to issues of authorship and authenticity, the possibilities of characterisation, and truth in relation to performance documentation.

Caroline Jupp received a bursary to develop a DIY archive practice and investigate archives' potential for generating participation.  To undertake this research through archive research and observation and by shadowing an archivist, genealogist, meteorologist and house historian.

Stewart Home received a bursary to develop skills to enhance his performance practice.  To undertake voice training and explore ventriloquism; to develop digital skills; and research presentation opportunities.

Rajni Shah received a bursary to develop a street-based and politically engaged practice building on past experience.  To achieve this through a programme of research, consultation, process, performance experimentation and publication of findings.

Stuart Silver received a bursary to develop artist-audience relationships particularly through writing; investigate ideas of collaboration and direction through dialogues with other artists; and explore appropriate means of reflection and documentation.

Gillian Wylde received a bursary to address scrappiness, shoddiness, doubt, the undocumented, rejection, failure and unprofessionalism, dialogue and vulgar shyness.  To undertake this through a strategic and structural research template to enable a state of self-reflection.


Other projects in One To One - Individual Artists’ Bursaries in Live Art 2005/2006

Artistic and professional development opportunities for individual practitioners engaged with Live Art

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Rajni Shah. Photograph: Manuel Vason.

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