Fierce Festival 2019 / Birmingham, UK / 15 – 20 October

DIY8: 2011 – Call for Participants! Deadline tomorrow!!!

Professional development projects BY artists FOR artists

DIY 8 is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to take part in unusual training and professional development projects conceived and run by artists for artists.

All projects take place between August and October 2011.
DIY 8 projects are aimed at both emergent and experienced practitioners, and take place throughout the UK. The DIY 8 programmes take many forms, with a variety of focuses this year including ethics and art, liminality, the queer eye, GPS technology, the blurred borders between live art and progressive cabaret, and even professional wrestling.
Applications are now welcomed for participation in the following DIY projects. Follow the links for more information about each project. Please also read the general DIY information further here.

Fierce will be facilitating this particular project by Chris Goode ( all the DIY projects are great of course). . .

Queer Eye Enquiry: ways of not seeing straight
DIY 8: 2011 – Call for Participants

Thinking about new models of queer performance process and praxis, through a refreshed perspective on the political dimensions of queer experience.

Project summary:

The main body of the project will run on four consecutive Saturdays. Participants will receive one or more communications every week, online and/or through the mail, containing stimulus materials and invitations relating to one or more tasks to be completed and recorded / documented during the day. Tasks will involve engaging with a range of public, personal and interstitial spaces, using supplied texts / images etc. as a way of framing, shaping or informing those engagements. A final (fifth) session will bring participants together to share their experiences of the project and any insights they may have gained.

The project is offered both to self-identifying queer artists / activists (especially, but not exclusively, emerging practitioners) and to those who may not identify as queer but would value the opportunity to think through questions around performance and radical political engagement from a queer perspective.

Expressions of interest should be emailed to

Please attach a short (1-2 page) CV, a brief artist’s statement about the ideas that inform your current practice, and a paragraph discussing your connection with the propositions and themes of this project and the reason(s) for your interest in it. Supporting materials (images, video, links etc.) are very welcome but not essential.
Anyone wishing to discuss the project before applying is welcome to get in touch via the same email address in the first instance. Closing date for applications is Friday 15 July, 2011.

Deadline is tomorrow! Get cracking!