Call for Participants

Professional development projects BY artists FOR artists


DIY 8 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.

Eight projects will take place between August and October 2011, which will be led by: Daniel Belasco Rogers, The Committee, Pete Edwards, Chris Goode, jamie lewis hadley, Poppy Jackson, Scottee, and Cecilia Wee. (One more project will be announced soon.)

DIY 8 projects are aimed at both emergent and experienced practitioners, and take place throughout the UK. The DIY 8 programmes take many forms, with a variety of focuses this year including ethics and art, liminality, the queer eye, GPS technology, the blurred borders between live art and progressive cabaret, and even professional wrestling.

Participation in a DIY project is free of charge. Some projects may necessitate a financial contribution from participants to cover some expenses.

Applications are now welcomed for all the DIY projects.

Application deadline for most projects: Friday 15 July, 2011

FOR FULL PROJECT DETAILS follow link below.

If you require further information about any of these projects or artists, please contact the Live Art Development Agency at

DIY 8 is a Live Art Development Agency initiative developed in collaboration with Artsadmin (national), Fierce (West Midlands), LANWest (North West), Live at LICA/Nuffield Theatre Lancaster (North West), PLATFORM (national), Text Festival (North West), Whitstable Biennale (South East), and Yorkshire Sculpture Park (Yorkshire).

Friday 15 July 2011 @

Event Details