DIY 13: 2016

Professional development projects by artists for artists across the UK. 

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

DIY 13 included 20 projects, supported by 20 partner organisations.


Our Call for Proposals to lead a project has now closed.

DIY 13: 2016 Project List.

Documentation from DIY 13: 2016.

More info about DIY


Artists and partners

The artists leading projects for DIY 13 were:

FK Alexander
Katharine Araniello & Laura Dee Milnes
Rhiannon Armstrong
Oreet Ashery & Anna Colin
Angela Bartram
Season Butler
Seke Chimutengwende & Alexandrina Hemsley
Karen Christopher
Curious (Leslie Hill & Helen Paris)
Katie Etheridge & Simon Persighetti
Eloise Fornieles
Stephen Hodge
Hunt & Darton
immigrants and animals
Stacy Makishi
Jade Montserrat & Ria Hartley
Louise Orwin
James Stenhouse
Aaron Williamson

These artists were supported by 20 organisations from across the UK and Ireland: Artsadmin, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Chapter, Colchester Arts Centre, Compass Live Art, Create (IRE), DaDaFest, Delfina Foundation, Folkestone Fringe, Forest Fringe, hÅb, Heart of Glass, Home Live Art, KARST, Live Art Bistro, The Marlborough Theatre, National Theatre, Southbank Centre, Tate (Early Years and Family) and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. 

See the full project list to find out more.

About DIY

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.

Since 2015, each DIY project has received £1,500 support to cover fees and all direct project costs including venue hire, travel, materials and hospitality.

A final networking event for all participants, lead artists and DIY partners — the ‘DIY picnic’ — takes place each December, following the completion of that year’s projects. The DIY 13 Picnic was held in London on 3rd December.