Thursday 12th March 2015

DIY 2015: Call for proposals

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Heart of Glass is delighted to be working in partnership with the Live Art Development Agency on DIY 12: 2015, a professional development scheme FOR artists LED BY artists.

DIY is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run unusual training and professional development projects for other artists.

What is Live Art you might ask? Click here to find out.

We want to hear from you if have an idea for an exciting, innovative and idiosyncratic Live Art professional development project that offers something new and is geared to the eclectic and often unusual needs of artists whose practices are grounded in challenging and unconventional approaches, forms and concepts.

There will be 20 DIY projects that take place across the UK between July and November 2015, one of which will be in St.Helens.

DIY projects may take any form, and can be loosely or rigorously focused on an idea or theme of your choosing. However, we also welcome proposals that specifically respond to one of the following themes. Six of the 20 DIY projects will be selected according to these opportunities:

  1. Live Art and Restock Rethink Reflect
  2. Live Art and Money
  3. Live Art and Sound and Music
  4. Live Art and the Cultural Mix
  5. Live Art and Collaboration

For more information and details on how to apply, click the link below


DIY 12 is a Live Art Development Agency initiative developed in collaboration with the following partners: Artsadmin (national), Chelsea Theatre (London), Colchester Arts Centre, Compass Live Art (Yorkshire), Contact Manchester, Create Ireland, Folkestone Fringe, hÅb (Manchester), Heart of Glass (St Helens), Home Live Art (national), Live at LICA (North West), National Theatre Studio (London), Norwich Arts Centre, Sound and Music (national), STUN (Manchester), Unlimited (national), and Warrington Arts Festival.

Projects will be specifically based in and/or stimulating and benefiting artists from the regions noted above. Projects may also be developed in collaboration with the DIY partner organisations in those regions.

Image Credit:  From Katie Etheridge & Simon Persighetti’s DIY 11 Atmospheric pressure: Performance vs Weather