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Call for Participants: DIY 6. Prof dev proj

DIY 6: 2009 - Calls for Participants
Live Art Development Agency
Professional development projects BY artists FOR artists
Deadlines for most projects: Friday 17 July 2009

DIY 6 is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to take part in unusual training and professional development projects conceived and run BY artists FOR artists.

All projects will take place in August and September 2009.

DIY 6 projects are aimed at both emergent and experienced practitioners, and take place across England. The DIY 6 programmes take many forms, including a 24-hour immersive experience, a 1000 mile bike ride, as well as a series of workshops, discussions, and encounters:

LOW PROFILE, Rachel Dobbs and Hannah Jones: What do you do with the leftovers?
Sat 5 September, Sun 6 September and Sat 19 September

Examine, re-trace, take stock of, and realise the potential of the ‘stuff’ that is leftover from the artistic process of making.

Helena Hunter: Practice-based Research for Emerging Artists.
Sat 15, Sun 16, Mon 17 August
and Fri 21, Sat 22, Sun 23 August

Share, facilitate, and practically discover new and innovative ways to approach research and develop artistic practice.

Tim Jeeves: Know Thyselves
From 9:30am on Sat 22 August through until 10:00am the next day

24 consecutive hours of skill share, storytelling and unconventional networking.

Brian Lobel: Camp Live Art
Mon-Wed 21-23 September

Generate interactive performance material by exploring group activities, camp games and the idea of audience as community.

Caitlin Newton-Broad & Howard Matthew: Live Art for Children
Sat 8 & Sun 9 August

A weekend workshop for live/visual/performance artists and their children – including childcare.

Steven Levon Ounanian: Ritualride - A 30 day 1,000 mile ecological pilgrimage by bicycle
July 27 – August 23

A ridiculous journey into the outer limits of Great Britain, visiting farms, solar panelled mosques, micro-climates, motorways, and McDonalds.

Lorena Rivero De Beer: Exercises to Activate the Political Imagination of the City Wanderer
Wed-Sun 23-27 September

A collaborative workshop for artists who are interested in cultural politics and critical thinking to research and respond creatively to the city’s public sculptures.

Rajni Shah: Not Knowing
Wed-Fri 26-28 August

A workshop about the act of not knowing, and about the value in not having the answers. A choreographed series of encounters and spaces for reflection in the city of London.

Applications are now open for artists who would like to participate in DIY 6 projects.

Click here for detailed DIY 6 project descriptions and links to application procedures:

If you require further information about any of these projects or artists, please contact the Live Art Development Agency at info@thisisLiveArt.co.uk

DIY 6 is a Live Art Development Agency initiative developed in collaboration with Artsadmin, New Work Network, The Basement, Colchester Arts Centre, Nuffield Theatre & LANWest, and PLATFORM.