DIY 11: 2014

Professional development projects BY artists FOR artists across the UK

Call for proposals

The call for proposals is now open. Deadline noon, Tuesday April 29th. 

Further information and application forms.

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

DIY understands that the development of a Live Art practice is as much about the exploration of ideas and experiences as training in skills and techniques, and past DIY projects have proved to be invaluable experiences for project leaders, participants and organisers alike. DIY supports exciting, innovative and idiosyncratic Live Art professional development projects that offer something new and are geared to the eclectic and often unusual needs of artists whose practices are grounded in challenging and unconventional approaches, forms and concepts.


DIY projects can take any form, can be based anywhere, and can be loosely or rigorously focused on a specific theme/content. We particularly encourage proposals from artists from culturally diverse backgrounds and disabled artists, and artists working in other “politicized” territories.

Partner organisations

DIY 11’s partner organisations are Artsadmin (national), Arts Pavillion Bournemouth, Bury Arts Museum/Bury Sculpture Centre, Cambridge Junction, Chelsea Theatre (London), Colchester Arts Centre, Compass Live Art (Yorkshire), Contact Manchester, Create Ireland, Duckie (London), Folkestone Fringe, Forest Fringe (Scotland), hÅb (Manchester), KARST (Plymouth), Live at LICA (Lancaster), National Theatre Studio (London), National Theatre Wales, Norwich Arts Centre, Platform (national), Sound and Music (national) STUN (Manchester) and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.