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Call for Proposals / LIVE ART at KARST

Deadline for proposals : Noon Tuesday April 29th, 2014.

View Application Form: HERE


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.

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

DIY projects may take any form, can be based anywhere, and can be loosely or rigorously focused on a specific theme/content. We particularly welcome proposals from artists from culturally diverse backgrounds and disabled artists, and artists working in other “politicized” territories.
Although DIY projects can take place anywhere and be about anything, this year LADA are looking for some projects to happen in the areas where the various partner organisations are based, and inviting projects that respond to a number of specific themes.This year, eight DIY partners including KARST have written specific briefs for artists to respond to, which cover an exciting and diverse range of themes.

LADA plan to support a minimum of 23 DIY projects all across the country that will take place between July and November 2014. Each project will receive £1,000 support.


Specific brief for KARST

Live Art and KARST
Located within an area of regeneration on Plymouth's waterfront, KARST is the city’s major artist-led contemporary arts venue that focuses on the exposure of international contemporary art. Housed in a previously derelict industrial building which has since undergone extensive renovations, KARST operates through an approach that intentionally remains sensitive and responsive to the history, structure, design, and texture of its premises. KARST is looking to support a DIY project that responds to the specific physical and/or conceptual contexts of KARST's work  - the  project may make enquiries into the creation of a new manifesto for Live Art Performance, or it may wish to engage with the site-specificity of KARST; both of which could address issues of community engagement and outreach within the KARST vicinity. We particularly encourage proposals that invite critical engagement into these processes.
For more information please contact Helen Williams

DIY 11 is a Live Art Development Agency (LADA) initiative developed in collaboration with the following national partners:

Artsadmin (national)
Arts Pavillion Bournemouth
Bury Art Museum/Bury Sculpture Centre
Cambridge Junction 
Chelsea Theatre (London)
Colchester Arts Centre 
Compass Live Art (Yorkshire)
Contact Manchester
Create Ireland
Duckie (London)
Folkestone Fringe
Forest Fringe (Scotland)
hÅb (Manchester)
KARST (Plymouth)
Live at LICA (North West)
National Theatre Studio (London)
National Theatre Wales 
Norwich Arts Centre 
Platform (national)
Sound and Music (national)
STUN (Manchester)
Yorkshire Sculpture Park 




Deadline for proposals : Noon Tuesday April 29th, 2014

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