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

Professional development projects BY artists FOR artists – DIY 8

Fierce are pleased to be involved with DIY 8 and The Live Art Development Agency again.

Professional development projects BY artists FOR artists

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

We want to hear from you if have an idea for an exciting, innovative and idiosyncratic Live Art professional development project that offers something new and is geared to the eclectic and often unusual needs of artists whose practices are grounded in challenging and unconventional approaches, forms and concepts. If you think you can initiate and run a DIY professional development project then read the guidelines below.

DIY 8 builds on the strengths of previous DIY schemes which have proved to be invaluable experiences for project leaders, participants and organisers alike.

‘An exquisite teasing of place, observation and memory, unleashing compositional ideas. Fabulous. Shifted my perspective and located new tools that are in abundance. Public places will never be the same again.’
Mark Waddell, participant DIY 7 – Thinking Space: Writing In Public

We are planning to support nine DIY projects that will take place from August to October 2011. Each project will recieve £1,000 support.

DIY 8 is a Live Art Development Agency initiative development in collaboration with Artsadmin (national), Fiece (West Midlands), Live at LICA/Nuffield Theatre (North West), PLATFORM (national), TEXT FESTIVAL (North West), Whitstable Biennale (South East) and Yorkshire Sculpture Park (Yorkshire)

Deadline for proposals: 5pm Thursday 19th May 2011

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DIY 8 pdf Call for Proposals