Projects

LADA programmes, curatorial events, partnerships, dialogues, launches and research projects.

Everything we do at LADA is driven by our commitment to Live Art in the UK and internationally.

Our curatorial projects and programmes are all designed strategically, responding to the challenges of contemporary society by promoting ground-breaking artists and works, and developing new contexts, dialogues, and audiences.

The artists are dressed as the cartoonish London Olympics mascots. They are moving through the streets. The Disabled Avant Garde (Katherine Araniello and Aaron Williamson), M21: From the Medieval to the 21st Century, DASH and Live Art Development Agency, 2012

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performingbordersLIVE

performingbordersLIVE shares and supports experimental performative practices addressing notions and lived experiences of borders.

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Hauntings and Herstories: Feminist Live Art in 1980s and 1990s Ireland

A research project led by Clare Daly in a collaboration between LADA and the Department of Drama at the University of Roehampton, funded by the TECHNE doctoral awards scheme.

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Emergent Ties – Actioning Climate Justice (Accelerator Programme)

LADA is delighted to announce that our proposal on behalf of LADA & Live Art UK and Gasworks & Triangle Network has been accepted into the Accelerator Programme.

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‘It’s not the checkbox of diversity that feels good about this event; it is how diversity is facilitating me to understand and think about things in a way that I hadn’t before. Isn’t that what art is supposed to be about, after all?’

Ongoing Projects

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PLAYING UP: A Live Art Game for Kids and Adults

An artwork taking the form of a game, exploring the potential of Live Art to bridge generations

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LADA Screens

Online screenings and events of rarely seen and exclusive material

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Live Art and Older Individuals and Communities

A collection of initiatives and resources for working with older individuals and communities

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Restock, Rethink, Reflect

An ongoing series of initiatives mapping and marking representations of identity politics in Live Art

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Live Art and the Displaced

A collection of initiatives and resources for working with the displaced

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Live Art and Children

A collection of initiatives and resources for working with young people

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Life Lecture

An online resource by Joshua Sofaer for audiences to deliver a lecture to themselves about themselves

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LADA Unpacked

Bespoke opportunities for international presenters and artists to engage with Live Art

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How We Work

We are committed to: 

  • working collaboratively based on shared values 
  • showing respect to artists and arts workers, their labour and ideas 
  • responding to the needs of a diverse society 
  • ensuring equality of access and opportunity
  • maintaining financial transparency and ethics
  • reducing our impact on the planet and its climate
  • creating the conditions in which innovation, experimentation and risk can thrive 
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About Live Art

Live Art is a cultural strategy to make space for experimental processes, experiential practices, and the bodies and identities that might otherwise be excluded from traditional contexts. 

Rather than a description of an artform or discipline, Live Art is a way of thinking about what art is, what it can do, and where and how it can be experienced. Some may experience Live Art in a gallery, others in a theatre, and others still in forests or town squares, or as a process in which they are involved. 

 

What is live art?
If you want to know what the mainstream will be up to in ten years’ time, just look at what Live Art is doing now.
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Banner image credit: Dickie Beau, image by Christa Holka