Writing From Live Art: A Critical Writing Initiative
Opportunity for Writers Round 2, 2007/2008

Do you want to write about Live Art and contemporary performance for journals, magazines and newspapers?  Would you value the opportunity to develop your writing in a supportive environment? If you are interested in writing about a range of innovative performance practices that are not restricted by artform boundaries, then Writing From Live Art could be what you are looking for.


Writing From Live Art
will provide an opportunity for new writers, or writers who are new to Live Art, to engage with Live Art and performance work and to move towards seeing their writing in print. Now in its second year, Writing From Live Art will build on the success of its first year and provide opportunities for up to three more writers to engage with, and write about, this compelling and vibrant sector.

Writing From Live Art, Round 2 will be a bespoke programme designed to address the specific needs of the writers who will be taken onto the scheme. The support provided could include some or all of the following, depending on individual need: writing retreats, one-to-one support, writing exercises, peer review and assistance in approaching publishing points. Participants will also receive a small go-and-see grant to enable them to see a range of work and will have an opportunity to submit work to Live Art UK’s forthcoming publication the Live Art Almanac.

Live Art UK

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. Members of the consortium work individually, collectively and in partnership with a range of venues, promoters, facilitators and stakeholders across the UK and internationally.

The current members of Live Art UK are: Arnolfini; Artsadmin; Bluecoat Arts Centre; Chapter Arts Centre; Colchester Arts; Centre; Fierce Earth; greenroom; Live Art Development Agency and New Work Network.

For further information about Live Art UK, visit the
Live Art UK website


Evolving from Performance Art, Live Art covers a range of performance, performative and time based practices that are undefined or unrestricted by artform boundaries. Live Art is not a singular artform, but a cultural strategy to include ways of working that might otherwise be excluded from a range of curatorial, cultural and critical frameworks.

Live Art offers a space in which artists can take formal and conceptual risks, try out different ways of working, consider ideas of process, explore aspects of their practice and investigate relationships with an audience. As Joshua Sofaer has written, “Live Art offers a haven to artists whose work does not comply with the strictures of traditional designations” .

The facilitator for Writing From Live Art is Joshua Sofaer, artist, writer, and Research Fellow at ResCen, the Centre for Research into Creation in the Performing Arts at Middlesex University in London.  View Joshua Sofaer's website

The deadline for applications is Mon 23 Apr 2007, 9am.
To read the application guidelines click here

Live Art UK
What: Writing From Live Art: A Critical Writing Initiative (opportunity for writers)
Where: UK
When: 1 June 2007 - 1 March 2008
Deadline: Mon 23 Apr 2007, 9am
Further Information:
-Live Art UK website
Live Art Almanac
Contact: Emmy Minton at emmy@liveartuk.org

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