Live Art Development Agency (London, UK)


October 29 – November 4, 2018

Join us for a series of short intensive workshops organized by The Chocolate Factory in partnership with Live Art Development Agency (London, UK). UK-based artists Tania El Khoury (working with luciana achugar) and Dickie Beau (working with Jack Ferver) will offer specific platforms for knowledge sharing and artistic exchange. These DIY workshops are by application only, but participation is completely free of charge.

Call for Participants: DIY with Tania El Khoury and luciana achugar.

Call for Participants: DIY with Dickie Beau and Jack Ferver.

Live Art Development Agency, with support from the British Council, will bring UK-based artists Tania El Khoury and Dickie Beau to The Chocolate Factory in October/November 2018. The Chocolate Factory worked separately with Dickie and Tania to identify NY artists with whom to share a concentrated 2-3 day period – not to make work, but to share ideas and ways of working, and to open that process up to a slightly larger community of artists. Dickie will work with Jack Ferver. Tania will work with luciana achugar. Dickie and Jack jointly designed a workshop called Broken Footnotes on Camp. Tania and luciana jointly designed a workshop called State Violence: A Choreography. We are now looking for artists to participate in these workshops. It’s not (necessarily) about learning or mentorship or making a piece or any of that, though those things could happen.

Organized in partnership with the Fusebox Festival (Austin, TX), supported by the British Council.

DIY is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run professional development projects for other artists. Most professional development schemes are conceived by ‘arts professionals’ and tend not to be geared to the eclectic and often unusual needs of artists whose practices are grounded in challenging and unconventional approaches, forms and concepts. We aim to promote ideas for exciting, innovative and idiosyncratic Live Art professional development projects that offer something different.

DIY is a UK based annual programme of artist lead professional development opportunities run by Live Art Development Agency (LADA), London since 2002. DIY North America is run in partnership with LADA and is supported by the British Council, US.

Image: Ali Rafei.