The Live Art UK network explores new models and partnerships for the promotion of Live Art; develops new ways to increase the national and international visibility of Live Art; initiates strategies for a more sustainable future for Live Art practitioners and promoters; and aims to provide a representative voice for the Live Art Sector in the UK.
Getting It Out There:
Getting It Out There was a one-day symposium exploring the future of touring for contemporary theatre and Live Art. Held in Lancaster on 12 May 2012, it brought together panels of art-form specialists to ask questions about the role of curators, programmers, producers and venues. It considered the wider implications of the structures used to fund, develop and present new work, and emerging models for touring countrywide. Live at LICA and Live Art UK have now published a 40 page collection of texts from and reflections on the event, which is now available to download here.
The Live Art Almanac, Volume 3:
An open call for recommendations and submissions for an international publication of writing on and around Live Art. To be published in 2013, by the Live Art Development Agency (London, UK) and Oberon Books, in partnership with Live Art UK, Performance Space 122 (New York, USA), Performance Space (Sydney, Australia), La Pocha Nostra (San Francisco, USA), and Maska (Ljubljana, Slovenia). Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2012. More information here.
The Live Art Almanac, Volume 2:
We published Live Art Almanac Vol. 2 in April 2011, an international publication of writing on and around Live Art. The Almanac was produced and published by the Live Art Development Agency in partnership with Live Art UK, Performance Space 122 (New York City, USA) and Performance Space (Sydney, Australia). The Live Art Almanac Vol. 2 can be purchased here.
Public letter from Live Art UK in response to the announcement by Arts Council England of its National Portfolio Organisation awards for 2012-15.
April 8, 2011
The full letter can be downloaded here
A short version of the letter can be read here or downloaded here
New Publication, Spring 2010:
In Time: a Collection of Live Art Case Studies, is designed to represent some of the innovative and pioneering ways in which Live Art has both posed and responded to many of the exciting cultural challenges of our times. Each case study was directed by members of Live Art UK, using either their own work or the work of others as its focus. The case studies are complemented by contextualizing essays from cultural commentator Sonya Dyer and critic Lyn Gardner. More information here.
Live Art UK Members:
Building on the strengths of its achievements, membership of Live Art UK was significantly expanded at the start of 2010. Our full partner list can be viewed here.
From 2005 to 2008 Live Art UK received funding from Arts Council England to support a two-year programme of projects and activities, Into Action, which included critical writing initiatives, touring commissions, and networking events. Since the completion of Into Action, Live Art UK has been primarily maintained by support from its members, and future initiatives and activities will be subject to fundraising.