Diverse Actions: Professional Development

10 April 2018

Diverse Actions is contributing to two professional development programmes throughout its three years: the Live Art Development Agency’s annual DIY scheme and Artsadmin’s Artists’ Bursary Scheme.

DIY is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run unusual and innovative professional development projects for other artists. The scheme is produced in collaboration with partner organisations across the UK.

Facilitated by Artsadmin’s Artist Development team, the bursary offer includes a cash award, mentoring and advocacy for a 12-month period and an opportunity to present work at Toynbee Studios.

2018

Live Art Development Agency, DIY programme

DIY 15 will include four DIYs supported by Live Art UK’s Diverse Actions initiative. These projects will be realised by BUZZCUT & Marikiscrycrycry, Colchester Arts Centre & Toni Lewis, ]performance s p a c e [ & Ria Hartley, Barby Asante and Sonya Welch-Moring and Marlborough Pub & Theatre & Nwando Ebizie.


Artsadmin Artists’ Bursary Scheme

Three of the eight bursaries in this programme will be awarded to artists of colour. Selected artists will be announced in Spring 2018.

 

2017

Live Art Development Agency, DIY programme

LADA’s DIY programme is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run unusual training and professional development projects for other artists. Diverse Actions supported three projects for DIY 14, in partnership with LADA, Agency for Agency, Iniva and Live Art Bistro:

Tara Fatehi Irani: Her Eyes Under the Bridge. Performative and site-responsive experiments entangling personal stories of leaving behind and moving ahead.

Network 11: Sounding In, Sounding Out 2.0. A workshop for artists working with sound and performance using the black diaspora as their centre of navigation.

Fabiola Santana: Houses of Decay - An Intervention. Exploring the potential for connection and humanity by creating new rituals to deal with death.