Live Art UK is a national network, bringing together key promoters and facilitators to support and develop the Live Art infrastructure for the benefit of artists and audiences.

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; publishes case studies and resources; and aims to provide a representative voice for the Live Art Sector in the UK.

This website provides background to Live Art UK; information on Live Art UK Members and Associates; along with a summary of Live Art UK Activities and Downloads



PLAYING UP is an artwork by Sibylle Peters exploring the potential of Live Art to bridge generations.  Drawing on key Live Art themes and seminal works, PLAYING UP takes the form of a game played by adults and kids together.

PLAYING UP Launch and Symposium

Make clothes out of food, lie on top of cars, dance with animals, remote control your parents!

The PLAYING UP game will be published in April and launched with a three day mass ‘play-in’ for kids and adults in the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern on 1,2,3 of April 2016, followed by a major symposium with leading UK and international thinkers and practitioners in the field on 4 April 2016. More info 

PLAYING UP is produced and published by LADA, FUNDUS THEATER / Theatre of Research (Germany), Tate Early Years and Family Programme (UK), Best Biennial (Sweden) and Live Art UK, with the support of the Goethe-Institut London and the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP).


2015 LAUK Associates Gathering: Weathering The Storm

The third Live Art UK Associates Gathering took place at Watershed in Bristol, on the opening day of IBT15 Bristol International Festival, curated by Live Art UK member organizations Live Art Development Agency and In Between Time. The Gathering considered the idea of the Storm as a metaphor for change.

Full information on the Gathering, including selected video documentation, is available on the Activities page of this website. 

Guillermo Gómez-Peña's commissioned film can be viewed below, a full transcript of the film is also available as a pdf.