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DIY 12: 2015 Call for Proposals

Deadline: Tuesday April 10th, 2015

Professional development projects BY artists FOR artists across the UK and Ireland.

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

In 2015, Create will join a cohort of UK partners to support and host DIY projects in Ireland, with an overall minimum of 20 projects in collaboration with 10+ national partner organisations.

DIY 12’s partner organisations include Abandon Normal Devices (North West), Artsadmin (national), Chelsea Theatre (London), Colchester Arts Centre (South East), Compass Live Art (Yorkshire), Contact Manchester, Create (Ireland), Folkestone Fringe, hÅb (Manchester), Heart of Glass, (North West), Home Live Art (national), Live at LICA (North West), National Theatre Studio (London), Norwich Arts Centre, Sound and Music (national), STUN (Manchester), Unlimited (national) and Warrington Arts Festival (North West).

Follow these links for details of:
The Call for DIY 12 Proposals and Application Guidelines
Information on previous DIY projects

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 “politicised” territories.

We are pleased to announce that in 2015 DIY awards will increase by 50%, with each DIY project receiving £1,500 support which covers fees and all direct project costs including venue hire, travel, materials and hospitality.

Game 5 A final networking event — the ‘DIY picnic’ — for all participants, lead artists and DIY partners will take place in late 2015.

Create took part in DIY10 and DIY11. Irish artists Siobhan Clancy and Ciara McKeon were awarded travel bursaries to work with Barby Asante and Jordan McKenzie, respectively, as part of Live Art Development Agency’s DIY10.

DIY 12 is part of the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.