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 Live Art Development Agency is currently seeking proposals for the 2019/20 Diverse Actions Leadership Bursary. Two awards of £10,000 will be made. The deadline for the call is 12 noon, Monday 25 February. 



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).