Diverse Actions: Legacy
10 April 2018
Throughout the three years of Diverse Actions, LAUK member organisations will support 14 bursaries, 10 workshops, 15 residencies, 15 commissions, 3 international masterclasses and 15 tours.
The legacy of the project will be held by the practitioners who participate and benefit from the initiative – those new to Live Art and those who extend their practice. To that end, the activities will culminate with a symposium and a publication, each looking back at the range of work supported by Diverse Actions, but also setting the agenda for the future.
The basis of both symposium and publication will come from documentation from the various activities, but also ideas, provocations and artistic contributions on the topics and themes that will have arisen during this period. Alongside surveying the landscape of Live Art practice among artists of colour in the UK today, they will both explore the structural and material conditions around making work, as well as challenge and debate the language around the project, including the term ‘diversity’.
The first legacy event of Diverse Actions, a symposium entitled SKIN in the GAME took place in Manchester, 28 November 2019.
A publication, Vanishing Points edited by Ava Wong Davies and Ben Kulvichit is forthcoming, and will be launched at the ICA (London) on Wednesday 18 March 2020. Vanishing Points is a new anthology of cultural criticism, focusing on the making, watching and conditions of live art and performance in the UK today, featuring contributions from Season Butler, Jack Tan, Selina Thompson, Zarina Muhammad, Marjorie Morgan, Rajni Shah and Cecilia Wee.
Developmental activites took place in 2018 - professional development for writers of colour at Cambridge Junction and Compass Festival of Live Art, with participants having access to work across the Compass programme.