Everything You Wanted To Know About Live Art But Were Afraid To Ask 2007

EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT LIVE ART BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK 2007

London, Birmingham and Leeds, May 2007

Everything You Wanted To Know About Live Art But Were Afraid To Ask is a day of information and advice about Live Art aimed at recent graduates, emergent artists, and anybody who is interested in finding out more about Live Art.

For the first time Everything You Wanted To Know About Live Art events are taking place across the UK, with one in London for artists based in the South, one in Birmingham for artists based in the Midlands, and one in Leeds for artists based in the North.

I wish there'd been something like this when I left college. Franko B

Everything You Wanted To Know About Live Art events will include an introduction to the Live Art sector, a sense of how things work, practical information about what's on offer, and opportunities to access guidance, advice and expertise from experienced artists.  The events might cover issues ranging from how to approach research and training, how to network, how to make a successful collaboration, how to market and promote your work, how to develop practices within a range of different contexts and sites, how to think about documentation, how to work across platforms and media, how to stay 'in touch', how to be 'in control', how to sustain a practice over many years, and how to survive as an artist.

Dates, venues and bookings:

Leeds / The North
in collaboration with New Work Yorkshire.

Contributors: The Live Art Development Agency, Artsadmin, New Work Network, Lois Weaver, Sarah Spanton, Tim Etchells, Ange Taggart, Michael Mayhew, Fiona Wright, Lisa Watts and Philip Stanier.

Date: Wednesday 2 May
Time: 10.00 to 17.30
Venue: Yorkshire Dance, 3 St Peters Buildings, St Peters Square, Leeds, LS9 8AH. www.everybodydances.com
Tickets: £5.00 (including lunch),  £2.50 for New Work Yorkshire and New Work Network members
Bookings: 0113 243 8765 between 10am - 5pm Monday to Friday.

London / The South
in collaboration with Queen Mary, University of London and East End Collaborations.

Contributors: The Live Art Development Agency, Artsadmin, New Work Network, Lois Weaver, Richard Dedomenici, Marcia Farquhar, John Jordan, Gary Stevens, Marisa Carnesky, Kira O'Reilly and Yara El Sherbini.

Date: Saturday 12 May
Time: 10.30 to 18.00
Venue: The Arts Building, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS
Tickets: £5 (including lunch), £2.50 to New Work Network members
Bookings: 020 7882 5196 or email: r.sharp@qmul.ac.uk

Birmingham / The Midlands
In collaboration with Fierce Festival
Contributors: The Live Art Development Agency, Artsadmin, New Work Network, Lois Weaver, Mark Ball, Hancock & Kelly, Sam Rose, Talking Birds, Jiva Parthipan, Stan's Café, and Breathe.

Date: Thursday 31 May
Time: 10.30 to 18.00 (followed by free New Work Network cocktail evening)
Venue: Birmingham REP, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EP
Tickets: £5 (including lunch), £2.50 to New Work Network members. Special offer of £7.50/£5.00 includes a ticket for the Everything event and a ticket for Tribal Soul at REP on 31 May.
Bookings: Please book in advance by calling 0121 236 4455 and quote 'Everything event'

Please contact the host venues to discuss access requirements. 

Everything You Wanted to Know About Live Art 2007 is a partnership between the Live Art Development Agency, Queen Mary University of London and East End Collaborations, that is being developed in collaboration with Fierce and New Work Yorkshire, with the support of Artsadmin, and New Work Network.

Read about previous Everything... events.

A DVD of highlights from Everything You Wanted to Know About Live Art But Were afraid to Ask 2003, 2004 and 2005 is available to view in the Study Room or can be purchased from Unbound.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Live Art But Were Afraid To Ask is part of Joining the Dots, a Live Art Development Agency professional development initiative for artists across the UK.  Joining the Dots is supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.


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