On Live Art, Class and Cultural Privilege

Following an open call for proposals we invited the artist Kelly Green to undertake a residency exploring Live Art practices and methodologies in relation to issues of class and cultural privilege. This was a two stranded residency, in collaboration with Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU), and Sidney Cooper Gallery involving time in LADA’s Study Room followed by engagement with CCCU and community groups in Kent and the Rhondda Valley, Wales as part of a wider project with Tate Exchange. During her residency, Kelly produced Let’s Get Classy, a Study Room Guide on issues of class and cultural privilege, and Ways of Getting Classy, a toolkit of methodologies for working with those excluded through social and economic barriers.

Kelly’s resources can be downloaded using the links below, or hard copies can be requested through Unbound.


About Restock, Rethink, Reflect Four

Restock, Rethink, Reflect (RRR) is an ongoing series mapping and marking underrepresented artists, practices and histories, whilst also supporting future generations.  Following RRR projects on Race (2006-08), Disability (2009-12), and Feminism (2013 -15) RRR4 (2016-18) is on Live Art and Cultural Privilege.

​The first 18 months of RRR4 involved four artist-led research residencies in LADA’s Study Room looking at the ways in which Live Art has developed new forms of access, knowledge, agency, and inclusion in relation to the disempowered constituencies of the young, the old, the displaced, and the working class and others excluded through social and economic barriers.

Each residency generated a new Study Room Guide and a Toolkit of methodologies, launched in October 2017.

The RRR4 residencies, Study Room Guides and Toolkits are supported by, and form part of LADA’s contribution to, the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme(CAPP), a transnational programme funded by the European Union focusing on collaborative practices with the aim of engaging new participants and enhancing mobility and exchange for artists.

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Let’s Get Classy

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