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DIY 2017-18

DIY14: Water Bodies, led by Zoe Czavda Redo, Tuuli Malla, Xavier Velastin (image: Rosie Lonsdale)

DIY is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run unusual research, training and professional development projects for themselves and other artists.

In 2017 SSW were delighted to have joined the DIY network. Collectively we understand that the development of creative practices is as much about the exploration of ideas and experiences as training in skills and techniques, and past DIY projects have proved to be invaluable experiences for project leaders, participants and organisers alike. DIY supports exciting, innovative and idiosyncratic Live Art professional development projects that offer something new and are geared to the eclectic and often unusual needs of artists whose practices are grounded in challenging and unconventional approaches, forms and concepts.

DIY 15: Project O – How do we DEAL and how do we do better/do US? (2018)

image: wikicommons

DIY 14: Peter McMaster – Performing Landscapes (2017)

image courtesy of the artist, Peter McMaster

Further reading on the project:

Live Art Development Agency website: here

Frequently asked DIY questions: here

The current DIY partners are: Artsadmin (London), ArtHouse (Jersey), BUZZCUT (Glasgow), Chapter (Cardiff), Colchester Arts Centre (Colchester), Dance4 (Nottingham), KARST (Plymouth), LADA (London), Live Art Bistro (Leeds), Folkestone Fringe (Folkestone), Freud Museum (London), Lancaster Arts (Lancaster), Marlborough Pub & Theatre (Brighton), National Theatre (London), National Theatre of Scotland (Scotland), Norwich Arts Centre (Norwich), ]performance s p a c e[ (Folkestone), Rich Mix (London), Scottish Sculpture Workshop (Aberdeenshire), Snape Maltings (Suffolk), Southbank Centre (London), Tate Early Years and Families (London), and Whitstable Biennale (in Ebbsfleet).

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