DIY 13: 2016 – Call for Proposals

The Marlborough Theatre are delighted to be a partner on DIY 13 – the prestigious Live Art Development Agency (LADA) professional development programme BY artists FOR artists across the UK.

Deadline for proposals: 12noon Tuesday 22 March 2016.

One of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had in my professional practice
Owen Parry, DIY lead artist, 2015

I could not recommend it highly enough
Tim Bromage, DIY lead artist, 2015

A brilliant constellation of on-going initiatives that inspire and nurture a spirit of experiment and adventure and that activates the Liminal spaces and communities of learning, particularly acknowledging learning as a life-long process
Katie Etheridge and Simon Persighetti, DIY lead artists, 2015

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.

DIY is all about creating spaces to explore new ideas and test new methodologies. We want to hear from you if have an idea for an exciting, innovative and idiosyncratic Live Art professional development project that offers something different and is geared to the eclectic and often unusual needs of artists whose practices are grounded in challenging and unconventional approaches, forms and concepts.

LADA are planning to support 18 DIY projects that will take place across the UK between July and November 2016. Each project will receive £1,500 support.

DIY projects may take any form, and can be loosely or rigorously focused on an idea or theme of your choosing.

DIY 13 is a Live Art Development Agency initiative developed in collaboration with the following partners: Artsadmin (National), Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (South East), Chapter Arts Centre (Cardiff), Colchester Arts Centre (South East), Compass Live Art (Yorkshire), Create (Dublin, Ireland), DaDaFest (Liverpool), Delfina Foundation (London), Folkestone Fringe (Folkestone), Forest Fringe (Edinburgh), hÅb (Manchester), Heart of Glass (St Helens, Merseyside), Home Live Art (National), KARST (Plymouth, Devon), Live Art Development Agency (National), Live Art Bistro (Leeds), Marlborough Theatre (Brighton), National Theatre New Work Department (London), Tate Families and Early Years(London) and Yorkshire Sculpture Park (Yorkshire).

Projects will be specifically based in and/or stimulating and benefiting artists from the regions noted above. Projects may also be developed in collaboration with the DIY partner organisations in those regions.

More information, including online application process, at:

Image credit: From Tania El Khoury and Abigail Conway’s DIY 12 ‘FAF: Female Armed Forces’

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