Diverse Actions: Leadership

10 April 2018

Each year of the project, two artists or arts workers of colour will be selected for Leadership Bursaries through a scheme run by the Live Art Development Agency. The Leadership Bursaries are awards of £10,000 each, with recipients undertaking a self-determined, year-long programme of artistic, professional and skills development. The initiative will prioritise projects which are bold, creative and seek out new ways of working.

The bursaries are intended to support a new generation of ‘skilled-up’ leaders of colour, and new models of leadership which will have an impact on the Live Art sector and across the arts.


The 2019/20 Diverse Actions Leadership Bursary recipients are Travis Alabanza (from their position and experiences as a trans black artist, they will research and implement models of sustainability, support and community) and Annie Jael Kwan (will conduct a self-directed research and development project in relation to her curatorial practice).



The 2018/19 Diverse Actions Leadership Bursary recipients are Victoria Sin (using speculative fiction to explore the physical within the social body) and Zinzi Minott (researching an alternative funding strategy for Black artists).



The 2017/18 Diverse Actions Leadership Bursary recipients were Joon Lynn Goh (a Live Art producer and community organiser, based in London) and Season Butler (a writer, performer, dramaturg and artist enabler, based in Bradford, working between West Yorkshire and London).