In Time: A Collection of Live Art Case Studies

A Live Art UK Project, 2010

Live Art UK is a consortium of venues, promoters and facilitators who collectively represent a range of practices and are concerned with all aspects of the development and promotion of the Live Art sector. Live Art UK aims to promote the understanding of Live Art practice, grow and develop audiences for Live Art, and inform regional and national policy and provision for Live Art. See for more information.

In Time is a new publication – a collection of ten case studies, designed to represent some of the innovative and pioneering ways in which Live Art has both posed and responded to many of the exciting cultural challenges of our times.

Each case study was directed by members of Live Art UK, using either their own work or the work of others as its focus. The case studies are complemented by contextualizing essays from cultural commentator Sonya Dyer and critic Lyn Gardner.

Live Art has, by desire or necessity, developed demonstrably different approaches to issues such as Critical Writing, Professional Development, Archiving and Audiences, and these approaches are proving to be influential, or have the potential to be influential, across a range of cultural sectors. Each case study focuses on one key issue, and in combination these documents reflect a dynamic set of inter-related successes, challenges, and opportunities.

The printed and bound version of In Time is available for purchase at: A PDF version can be downloaded here.

Published by the Live Art Development Agency in collaboration with Live Art