Professional development projects BY artists FOR artists
DIY is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run unusual training and professional development projects for other artists.
We are pleased to announce that in 2015 DIY awards will increase by 50%, with each DIY project receiving £1,500 support.
Deadline for proposals to run DIY 12: 2015 projects: Noon Thursday April 9th, 2015.
These guidelines are available in large print on request
This DIY was a really powerful experience for me; the sensitivity and openness of the artists enabled us to have in depth discussions of a level that I have not had the opportunity to experience since my DIY10. Thank you LADA for encouraging these developmental events, which enable artists to really grow from working with each other in a supportive environment.
Geraldine Pilgrim, A World of Their Own, Lead Artist, DIY 11
This was an amazing experience and ultimately I feel spending a short and intensive period of time with these fellow artists has enriched my practice.
Harold Offeh, Call + Response, Lead Artist, DIY 11
DIY is a peer to peer professional development scheme in which artists explore their practice in the context of collaboration. DIY understands that the development of a Live Art practice 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. We want to hear from you if have an idea for an exciting, innovative and idiosyncratic Live Art professional development project that offers something new and is geared to the eclectic and often unusual needs of artists whose practices are grounded in challenging and unconventional approaches, forms and concepts. If you think you can initiate and run a DIY professional development project then read the guidelines below and send us a proposal.