Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme

“CAPP - supporting the development of collaborative arts across Europe”

The Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP) is a transnational cultural programme focusing on collaborative practices, with the aim to improve and open up opportunities for artists who are working collaboratively across Europe whilst engaging new publics and audiences for collaborative practices.

LADA is a CAPP partner, working alongside Create-Ireland (coordinating lead partner), Agora Collective (Berlin), hablarenarte: (Madrid), Heart of Glass (Liverpool), Kunsthalle Osnabrück (Osnabrück), Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art (Budapest), M-Cult (Helsinki), and Tate Liverpool (UK).

Over four years the different strands of the CAPP programme will involve national and international professional development opportunities (2015), artist residencies (2016), commissioned works, presentations and debates (2017) and a major showcase (2018).

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LADA 2017 CAPP activities:

Restock Rethink Reflect Four on Live Art and Privilege (2016-18). In 2017, four Study Room Guides and toolkits of methodologies were generated from four CAPP-supported research residencies by Lois Weaver, Elena Marchevska, Kelly Green and Sibylle Peters, which explore Live Art practices and methodologies for working with the underrepresented and underprivileged constituencies of the young, the old, the displaced and the excluded.

Practice, Participation, Politics: A public gathering on 8 March 2017 exploring the possibilities of collaborative practices within socially engaged contexts. This is the first CAPP Staging Post event and will reflect on the CAPP residencies which took place across Europe throughout 2016 and discuss wider issues in relation to collaborative ways of working, public engagement, participation, and social responsibility.

Kelly Green's Fairground: Two weeks of events at the Sidney Cooper Gallery where Live Art playfully challenged and subverted commonly held ideas about class, politics and exclusion. For her residency with LADA and Canterbury Christ Church University, Kelly engaged with young people from Valley Kids, Wales, and Astor College, Dover, using Live Art practices to explore concepts of class and privilege. Fairground was an experimental presentation of their collaborative work. A partnership with the Tate Exchange and the Sidney Cooper Gallery.

CAPP Commissions 

Kira O’Reilly: Untitled (Bodies) in collaboration with Intellect Books and Theatre of Research’s Transgenerational Academy in collaboration with Tate Early Years and Family Programme:

Kira O’Reilly: Untitled (Bodies) is a new publication and series of round tables. O’Reilly’s work approaches the uncertain boundaries of bodies as the starting point for enquiry, and is distinctly relevant to social themes in the arts. Specifically, O’Reilly asks what kind of societies become possible in collaborations across species, organisms and bodies. Bringing together writings by thinkers from visual and performance studies, and documentation from two decades of practice, the publication navigates through and between performance, biotechnical practices, image-making, and writing. Kira O’Reilly: Untitled (Bodies) is edited by Harriet Curtis & Martin Hargreaves, and the fifth title in LADA and Intellect Books’ Intellect Live series. The publication will be launched with a series of round table events in London, Dublin and Helsinki in Autumn 2017.

Theatre of Research's Transgenerational Academy is the first academy that includes members of all ages as equal participants, where children, as well as adults, will explore and experiment, think and act together. The first Transgenerational Academy is Kaputt: Academy of Destruction – a programme of assemblies, installations and interventions taking place at Tate Exchange from 26 to 29 October 2017 in collaboration with Tate Early Years and Family Programme. More information. 

LADA 2016 CAPP activities:

Restock Rethink Reflect Four on Live Art and Privilege (2016-18). The first year of this project was research based in the form of four CAPP supported residencies in LADA’s Study Room exploring Live Art practices and methodologies for working with the underrepresented and underprivileged constituencies of the young, the old, and the displaced and in relation to issues of class and cultural privilege.  

PLAYING UP is an artwork by Sibylle Peters of Theatre of Research (Germany), exploring the potential of Live Art to bridge generations. Drawing on key Live Art themes and seminal works, PLAYING UP takes the form of a game played by adults and kids together.

LADA 2015 CAPP opportunities for artists:

DIY 12, unusual artist led professional development programmes taking place across the UK between July and November 2015. CAPP supported DIY 12 projects by Zierle & Carter, Adam James, Daniel Oliver, Geraldine Pilgrim, Katie Etheridge & Simon Persighetti, Tania El Khoury & Abigail Conway, Owen Parry, Shaun Caton, and Ursula Martinez.

Between Menopause and Old Age, Alternative Beauty, a workshop for older women artists led by the acclaimed Mexican artist Rocio Boliver in November 2015, leading to a public presentation by participants for LADA’s Old Dears programme at Chelsea Theatre on 28 November 2015.  

Details of CAPP Partner’s Opportunities for artists past and present, and information about the CAPP project can be found on the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme website 

The Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme is supported by Creative Europe (Culture Sub-Programme) Support for European Co-operation Projects Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency.